Jay Rayner spends a large proportion of his time writing about food. He has proved, however, that he can write, very eloquently, on a number of different subjects, so why should he not – even in a novel – write about food?
The Oyster House Siege is a great bit of escapism. It is full of suspense and the characters are believable and interesting. We even have the robber with a heart who is worthy of a role in a Bogart film.
And the whole things just oozes food: recipes, ingredients and rotting left-overs.
I loved it.