All the Lonely People was the curtain-raiser to a successful nine-book series featuring Liverpool solicitor Harry Devlin. Devlin finds himself number one suspect in a murder case that is far too close to home. The victim is his estranged wife, Liz, who is found murdered in a dingy alleyway. Determined to find her killer and prove his innocence, Harry begins a journey that takes him into the city's underworld and shatters forever his illusions about the woman he loved. Now beautifully presented in eBook format, avid readers of crime will love reading this gripping, well-written thriller.
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This first installment of the Harry Devlin mystery series appeared in Britain in 1991 but is being published in the U.S. for the first time. It introduces attorney Devlin, whose clients are residents of the bottom levels of society. Harry is separated from his wife when the story begins, although the day before Harry's thirty-second birthday, she turns up on his doorstep. He isn't particularly hopeful of a reconciliation, which is good since the very next day she turns up dead in an alley. Harry finds himself the prime suspect in her murder. Can he dig himself out of this hole? The author, an attorney himself, knows whereof he writes, and it shows: this is a cracking good read, a first novel that feels like it was written by an old hand. Recommended for all fans of legal dramas and especially those readers who like their British mysteries a little on the seedy side. David Pitt
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"Nicely crafted prose pervades, complete with court scenes, petty criminals, seedy scandals, and a few pigheaded cops. This is the first series title to be published in the United States. For fans of British crime fiction."
-- All the Lonely People (January 2004) (Library Journal 20040101)
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Book Description New English Library Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340739215