Warwick is engaging and highly principled, refusing fast promotion to learn on the beat. His first case, a Rembrandt stolen by an international art thief, coincides with a drama closer to home... Glamorous art thief-style locations weave with visits to Belmarsh prison as the story builds to its exciting conclusion. The courtroom scenes are particularly entertaining, and, of course, there’s a trademark Archer twist.
"One Booker shortlist later, Galley Beggar were proved correct. Ellmann’s novel isn’t perfect, and it may not take the prize, but in a world where Ian McEwan is still at large, something introspective and richly painted is a tonic for us all...."
— The Daily Telegraph
4.25 out of 5