Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Press Comments About the Series

"THE British police procedural remains one of the richest subgenres in crime fiction and Harrod-Eagles's Bill Slider series has quietly worked its way close to the top of the heap. Like Charlie Resnik in John Harvey's acclaimed series, Slider is a beleaguered Everyman, immersed in the dailiness of life - bad food at the cafeteria, relationship problems - while fighting a mostly rearguard action to keep the ever-more-violent bad guys at bay."

BILL OTT writing in MYSTERY


"THERE are two obvious ways in which we may categorize the mystery series: by its place in the genre - as a cozy, hard-boiled, procedural, whatnot - and whether it is progressive and developmental or not. Although Cynthia Harrod-Eagles's series featuring Detective Inspector Bill Slider is described by the publisher as a procedural, it isn't, but it is certainly progressive; that is, Slider and the supporting cast change and the relationships among them change from book to book."

KATHY PHILLIPS writing in THE DROOD REVIEW OF MYSTERY


"CYNTHIA Harrod-Eagles writes about a less disciplined, less orderly Britain, and her Inspector Bill Slider has a sharp tongue and a rueful wit. Harrod-Eagles provides interesting characters, good dialogue, and a well-paced plot, and she uses Slider's somewhat confused love-life to good advantage - not for the padding lesser writers provide but as integral to the plot."

ROBIN W. WINKS writing in THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE


"IN order to develop a successful series, a writer must create a central character who is interesting and credible as well as a supporting cast which will keep the reader involved. It takes a special talent to create and sustain a series, and an even more unusual talent to make that series get better with each new story."

RONALD A. WEISS writing in MOSTLY MURDER


"It's hard to know which Harrod-Eagles does best: crafting compelling stories or developing fascinating characters. Her latest Bill Slider mystery wins in both categories- Five stars and two thumbs up for another superb procedural from Harrod-Eagles, whose Slider series belongs right up there with the work of John Harvey and Ian Rankin."

BOOKLIST


"'THIS is not an episode of 'Cracker',' Inspector Bill Slider reminds one of his coppers who begins to spout psychiatric jargon in this story about a convincingly human London Policeman. Cynthia Harrod-Eagles has done a good job of making her hero a no-nonsense, everyday kind of bloke- readers who enjoy the subtle nuances of flawed reality will again relish her pace and polish."

DICK ADLER writing in CHICAGO TRIBUNE


"A neatly solved puzzle- and some of the best cop talk on either side of the Atlantic."

KIRKUS REVIEWS


"TERRIFIC dialogue and likeable people make this a hot choice."

FRANCES FYFIELD writing in NIGHT & DAY