>Martin Edwards, Waterloo Sunset (2008)

This novel is the eighth in the series about Harry Devlin, lawyer in Liverpool, who does not really feel comfortable in his brand-new office. That someone sends him his own obituary does not exactly make anything better.

“In Memory.
Harry Devlin.

Died suddenly, Liverpool,

Midsummer´s Eve.”

Harry Devlin is divorced and has no family left. He claims it suits him “to be beholden to nobody,” but he does not seem to mind when no less than three women take an interest in him: Juliet May, an old flame with a dangerous ex-husband, Ceri Hussain, the beautiful coroner, or Gina Paget, a young woman who cleans his office and seems to be an interesting acquaintance.

Apart from Devlin´s private ordeal, it seems that a mass murderer is at work. A young girl has been murdered, and soon after another one is killed in the same way. Furthermore, someone attacks his business partner, Jim Crusoe, in the parking area behind their office building, and leaves him, badly wounded.

Have I made you curious? Well, you should be; this story is good! And womanwise, I think Harry makes a wise choice. (Sorry, couldn´t help telling you that one).

Have you read Martin Edwards´ very fine Lake District series?
The Coffin Trail, The Cipher Garden, The Arsenic Labyrinth.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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