|Water of Death
‘Dalrymple, who loves his blues music and 20th century noir mysteries, remains an arresting presence, and Johnston often uses his blighted futuristic landscape to great ironic advantage.’ Publishers Weekly
"Both prescient and illuminating"
Ian Rankin, Daily Telegraph
"An acclaimed crime series...Johnston brings an intelligent
perspective to the dark excitement of the thriller" Nicholas
"Johnston's vision is shot through with the bleakest of black
humour, never losing sight of the humanity of his characters. This
series is getting better all the time."
Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News
"A wonderfully satirical set-up"
Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph
"Once again Mr Johnston has come up
with a thoroughly enjoyable tale, enlivened by Dalrymple's cocky
personality" Sunday Telegraph
"There are few British thriller writers
gaining more acclaim than Paul Johnston...his futuristic, Edinburgh-set
novels marry pungent social comment with delirious plotting"
"Trendily dystopian" The Herald
"Sardonic wit, brilliant concept and
a strong plot" Birmingham Post
"As combustible as Quint's first two cases"
"Sure to captivate fans of Johnston's
intelligent, thought-provoking series...this is the best instalment
yet...a fine example of the futuristic crime novel" Booklist