• "Well paced... A thinking man's thriller"

    New York Times
  • "The real test of thrillers of this kind is whether you want to spend more time in the detective's company. I certainly do"

    Sean French, Independent
  • "Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around, strong on characterisation, plotting and atmosphere. Highly recommended"

    Peter Gutteridge, Observer
  • "Superbly crafted detective stories"

    Christopher Gray, Oxford Times