Waterloo Sunset

‘Edwards never writes the same book twice; both his plottings and his settings are original.’ 

Library Journal

‘The series is known for its wit, solid plotting and likeable lead.’ 


‘Edwards handles a complex plot and a vivid cast of characters with a sure hand…{and] mixes humour and suspense to good efffect…an entertaining series.’ 

Mystery Scene

‘Beautifully crafted.’ 

Crime Time

‘My four criteria for enjoying a crime fiction (or any) book are character, plot, sense of place, and atmosphere. Waterloo Sunset delivers on all counts. ‘I recommend Waterloo Sunset for those who like mysteries with character and well drawn plots.The themes are cleverly intertwined: although the book is laugh-out loud funny throughout, it does not fail to present the victims, both of crime and of skewed contemporary morality, with empathy..very strong on characterisation and plot, consisting of a powerful mix of traditional storytelling with an awareness of modern sensibilities and sillinesses’ 


‘In a Liverpool as vividly realized as Pronzini’s San Francisco, solicitor and trouble magnet Harry Devlin confronts anonymous messages foretelling his death on Midsummer’s Eve and a series of murders of young women working for an escort service. Marked by dry humor (criminal clients are not guilty but “differently innocent”) and expert mystery construction, this should prod readers to seek earlier Devlin cases.’ 

Jon L. Breen, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

Waterloo Sunset can rank amongst the best of anything the author has created. What is immediately striking is the tightness and dexterity of the writing. With a variety of peripheral characters who succeed in adding yet further depth and intrigue to an already compelling story – and a sense of the unexpected on every page – Waterloo Sunset without doubt sees a welcome return for the much loved solicitor and, also, adds further credence to Martin Edwards’s already iron-clad reputation as one of the best writers around.’ 

Tangled Web UK

‘A convincing hinterland of characters add a realistic backdrop to the mystery…if you are looking for entertainment you will not put it down disappointed.’ 

Magistrates’ Association

‘I recommend Waterloo Sunset for those who like mysteries with character and well-drawn plots.’

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