All The Lonely People

‘Promise-filled first about idealistic young solicitor turned reluctant sleuth when his estranged, over-sexed wife is murdered. Detritus-littered trail leads through film-noir version of Liverpool’s seedier streets. Encore.’

Matthew Coady, The Guardian

‘Pungent Mersey whiff, strong feel for depressed people and places. A nice starter.’ 

Marcel Berlins, The Times

‘More than adequate plotting and tremendous atmospherics … all in all a grand debut, well worth supporting. Buy it.’ 

Frances Fyfield, The New Law Journal

‘Edwards … can plot like Guy Fawkes, do atmospheric set-pieces and has a nice line in wisecracks … His handling of the bloody denouement bodes well for the future …. as do some of the finely drawn minor characters.’ 

Solicitors Journal

‘The Liverpool locations are lovingly sewn into the text.’ 

The Liverpool Echo

‘Harry … has all the makings of the successful fictional detective.’ 

The Law Society’s Gazette

‘This is an immensely readable thriller and is highly recommended for entertainment and enjoyment.’

The Legal Executive Journal

‘A murder mystery of quality.’ 

The Criminologist


Crosby Herald

‘ A well-disguised whodunit.’ 

Liverpool Daily Post

‘Edwards certainly works a good plot, and readers will find themselves drawn into the gripping climax.’ 

In Brief

‘A gritty little thriller.’ 

Stirling Observer

‘A well-paced mystery.’ 

What’s On

‘An absorbing whodunit, very well written … keeps the suspense going throughout … a brilliant read in every way possible. I simply could not put it down.’ 

The Entertainer

‘Most successfully got into the mind of its hero … but it is the story itself that keeps you reading, wanting to know whodunit which is, after all, what murder mysteries are about.’ 

The West Lancashire Times

All The Lonely People is a suspenseful, literate mystery with action, a bit of sex and a welcome touch of humour. If you’re like me, you may not solve it but you’ll enjoy every page. Liverpool solicitor Harry Devlin is a pleasure to meet, and I look forward to meeting him again.’

Edward D Hoch

‘The author, an attorney himself, knows whereof he writes, and it shows: this is a cracking good read, a first novel that feels like it was written by an old hand. Recommend for all fans of legal dramas and especially those readers who like their British mysteries a little on the seedy side.’ 

David Pitt, Booklist

‘An excellent start to an excellent series’. 

George Easter, Deadly Pleasures (Of USA Edition)

‘Martin Edwards serves up an electrifying story line that traverses the mystery realm.’ 

Harriett Klausner,