'An utterly compelling read ... a book which tells us as much about modern archaeology and the personalities of those who found Richard, as it does about a long dead king. By the end you may well be dusting down your trowel and setting out for the nearest dig'
Will Gore, Independent on Sunday
'This book is about far more than the mere killing of a king. It’s about life, discovery and death … original and intriguing … as good as being there'
BBC History Magazine
'The vivid tale of a king, his demise, and the thrilling rediscovery of his remains … an insider’s account of how modern archaeology really works, and how it was used to piece together the mystery of Richard’s resting place'
'Not so much a who-dunnit, as a what- why- and how-dunnit: history’s most remarkable cold case, and a fascinating glimpse into the 21st-century world of faith, science and publicity. Compulsively readable'
David Miles, former Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage
'Spellbinding … Pitts’s narrative gives us changing moods, exact dialogue, expressions on faces - and mounting amazement as the uncovering of the skeleton proceeded'
'An entertaining, knowledgeable and forensic examination of one of the most extraordinary archaeological digs ever'
Sir Tony Robinson, actor and amateur historian
'Pitts arguably puts forth the most balanced, unbiased account of the discovery'