• "One of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Mankell is in the first division of crime writing"

    The Times
  • "Not only an intriguing puzzle, but a moving description of a man trying to keep faith with a dead friend... This is the best aspect of crime fiction: a gripping plot plus the exploration of character and relationships that reverberate around murder"

  • "So compelling that, at the end of the sleepless night it took to read, I blearily reached for a keyboard to search for Mankell's other titles"

    Mark Lawson, Guardian