"McCrery's stellar thriller starts with a gruesome bang."
"Creepy, menacing, and downright frightening. . . . A page turner teeming with tension."
--The Baltimore Sun
“First-rate entertainment. . . . Creepy and occasionally comical. . . . Still Waters
is no garden-variety mystery. From its breathtakingly brutal prologue to its horrifying revelation of responsibility, it will leave you marveling at McCrery's storytelling skills. And how many mysteries can you name that quote Browning, Yeats and Eliot?”
"Chilling. . . . Violet Chambers is the dark side of Miss Marple."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Highly original. . . . Arsenic and Old Lace
meets the Galloping Gourmet
in Still Waters
, the first in a series of tasty mysteries."
--Madison County Herald
“Every writer needs a hook, and Nigel McCrery provides just that in the prologue of Still Waters
. He throws out the line and snags the reader right away. This shocking opening is one tantalizing lead-in.”
–The Post and Courier
, Charleston, South Carolina
"This exquisitely macabre mystery will keep you firmly planted until the last page is turned."
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Touted as the beginning of a series, Still Waters
will rush by at a stunning pace. Nigel McCrery, author of the Dr. Samantha Ryan mysteries, brings readers a brand new slant on the detective novel and a fresh face in the police department.”
"A must read."
"Hook[s] a reader positively and absolutely. [McCrery is] expert at the fast-paced thriller."
"Extremely creepy . . . Compelling."
"McCrery introduces an excellent new detective . . . Highly original."
"Arresting . . . Few readers will put the book down."
"A fast-moving, original and often genuinely frightening novel."
"Arsenic and Old Lace
run wonderfully amok."
Nigel McCrery worked as a police officer before entering Cambridge University as an undergraduate. He is the creator of the acclaimed television series Silent Witness,
and his screenwriting credits include several other programs for the BBC. He is also the author of many novels, including the Dr. Samantha Ryan mysteries. He lives in London.From the Hardcover edition.