- The Kirkus Review (US)
"Martin O'Brien creates a sexually-charged atmosphere that is as chilling as it is engaging."
- The Sydney Morning Herald
"Chief Inspector Jacquot of the Marseilles Police is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional cops."
- Henry Sutton, The Daily Mirror
"A wonderfully inventive and involving detective series. Jacquot is top of le cops."
- The Daily Express
"Well-drawn, and strongly flavoured. Rich, spicy, and served up with unmistakeable relish."
- The Literary Review
"Well-written and compelling. Tight plotting, lyrical descriptions, and excellent characterisation mean Jacquot is here to stay."
- The Daily Mail
"French country life has never been so fraught with sinister atmosphere."
- The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction