• "Surrealist film noir that blends the forensic with the erotic"

    Laura Wilson
  • "If there's been something missing in your life ever since William Burroughs went to the great needle exchange in the sky, then perhaps John Hartley Williams is the author for you"

    Sunday Herald
  • "Nodding as much to William Burroughs as to Raymond Chandler"

  • "Probably the first crime novel to ally forensic procedures with lyrical poetry"

  • "This is the evil twin of the novel: a form locked in the literary basement that deserves to see the light of day"

    The Times