"Creepy, menacing, and downright frightening. . . . A page turner teeming with tension."
The Baltimore Sun
“First-rate entertainment. . . . Creepy and occasionally comical. . . . Still Waters is no garden-variety mystery. From its breathtakingly brutal prologue to its horrifying revelation of responsibility, it will leave you marveling at McCrery's storytelling skills. And how many mysteries can you name that quote Browning, Yeats and Eliot?”
"Chilling. . . . Violet Chambers is the dark side of Miss Marple."
Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Highly original. . . . Arsenic and Old Lace meets the Galloping Gourmet in Still Waters, the first in a series of tasty mysteries."
Madison County Herald
“Every writer needs a hook, and Nigel McCrery provides just that in the prologue of Still Waters. He throws out the line and snags the reader right away. This shocking opening is one tantalizing lead-in.”
–The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina
"This exquisitely macabre mystery will keep you firmly planted until the last page is turned."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Touted as the beginning of a series, Still Waters will rush by at a stunning pace. Nigel McCrery, author of the Dr. Samantha Ryan mysteries, brings readers a brand new slant on the detective novel and a fresh face in the police department.”
"A must read."
Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"Hook[s] a reader positively and absolutely. [McCrery is] expert at the fast-paced thriller."
Library Journal (starred)
"Extremely creepy . . . Compelling."
"McCrery introduces an excellent new detective . . . Highly original."
"Arresting . . . Few readers will put the book down."
"A fast-moving, original and often genuinely frightening novel."
"Arsenic and Old Lace run wonderfully amok."
Time Out, London