|The Bone Yard
"Impressive follow-up to the award-winning
Body Politic...Johnston's conceit with Edinburgh is brilliant and
there's a mordant Scots wit...stylish" Guardian
"A sly satire and gruesome thriller"
"First-rate crime fiction with an
original twist" Sunday Telegraph
"A powerful, fantastical thriller"
Mail on Sunday
"An ingenious and chilling thriller that has the added bonus
of being a sardonic political satire" The Sunday Times
"An entertainment of quality"
"Johnston's Edinburgh is almost perfectly
realized, while his maverick sleuth, Quintilian Dalrymple, is at
home here as Marlowe in L.A. Or Spenser in Boston...Johnston transforms
Edinburgh into a nightmarish and malignant stage, on which his blues-loving,
wise-cracking hero walks the walk and talks the talk perfectly.
Brilliantly offbeat metaphors and fascinating characters reinforce
the promise implicit in the author's first novel." Publishers
"Quint never goes over the top: he
was born over the top" Kirkus Reviews
"A smart novel and a clever mystery
set against an unusual and fascinating backdrop" Booklist
"Another winner from a welcome new talent" San Francisco
"Johnston achieves a standard of crime fiction that you would
like to see emulated much more often" Mystery Scene