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Author: Martin Edwards
Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Rights: UK & Comm
Pub. Date: 28th August 2008
No one expects to read their own obituary. Liverpool lawyer Harry Devlin never knew five short lines could be so menacing-someone wants him dead and he has only seven days to find out who. The terse notice of his death is out of place amid the hustle and bustle of Harry's posh office off the Strand, but soon mysterious threats lurk in every familiar corner of Liverpool for the wary lawyer.
The city quickly becomes a capital of crime as well as culture, when a mutilated female corpse washes up on the Waterloo Beach and another soon after. A loose serial killer does no good for Harry's already morbidly preoccupied state, but between the elegant coroner Ceri Hussain and the endearing cleaner Gina he finds enough distraction. However, not all distractions in lovely packages are good. Juliet May, ex-wife of gangster Casper May and Harry's former lover, sweeps back into the lawyer's life with unforeseen consequences.
Who can he trust when even Liverpool becomes increasingly unfamiliar under the preparations for the Capital of Culture celebrations? Harry must race against the clock to uncover the murderer before he faces his own Waterloo sunset.
'Waterloo Sunset is a well-plotted novel, with twists, turns and surprises.'Mystery Women
'All will enjoy this twisty whodunit'Publishers Weekly
‘This is a very welcome return for Edward’s original and best series characters. As ever, the novel carefully plotted and topical and Devlin is a charmingly human hero.’Morning Star
‘Waterloo Sunset is well-plotted and well written. Harry is an engaging and humane character and the other characters are sympathetically drawn, whether they are fellow professionals, gangsters, cleaners or lugubrious security men. The book is fast paced and witty, and Martin Edwards shows a keen sense of humour, placing a satirical gaze on Liverpool and its people.’Eurocrime
One of British crime fiction’s leading lights…returns to his best-known character’Liverpool Post