PHILIP GOODEN is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford. He writes books about language as well as historical crime novels. The former include Who's Whose? A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily-Confused Words, The Story of English, and (as co-author) Idiomantics and The Word at War. He has been nominated for a CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award.
The witty narrative, laced with puns and word play so popular in the period, makes this an enjoyable racy tale. - Sunday Telegraph.Another clever criminal plunge into history. - GuardianHighly entertaining - Sunday Times