Praise for WATER OF DEATH
'The mixture of sardonic, occasionally vicious wit, the brilliant concept of this city of the future, and a strong plot are the mixture as before and very tasty it is' Birmingham Post
'An acclaimed crime series...Johnston brings an intelligent perspective to the dark excitement of the thriller'
Nicholas Blincoe, Observer
'Both prescient and illuminating'
Ian Rankin, Daily Telegraph
'A thoroughly enjoyable tale'
'Not only a cracking thriller (with a hugely shocking climax), but a timely one. Johnston's vision of the future is highly entertaining'
Ham & High
'A hugely entertaining fantasy ... engagingly imagined'
'An intricate web ... Johnston is a Fawkes among plotters ... Quint's career looks set to blossom'
'Darkly satirical ... more than just a murder story'
'A fascinating and thought-provoking debut that delivers much and promises more'
Val McDermid in Manchester Evening News
'A thrilling hunt-the psycho novel with countless twists, turns and dead ends ... accomplished ... offers real proof of the vigour and class of current Scottish crimewriting'
Ian Rankin in Scotland on Sunday
'An excellent satire, and good thriller to boot ... Further adventures are promised and eagerly awaited'
Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph
'Think of Plato's Republic with a body count'
The Sunday Times
'Intricate plotting and tongue in check descriptions of post-Millennial Edinburgh'
'You'll see why Johnston's bone-chilling dystopia took Britain's John Creasey Award for the year's best crime debut'
'This bleak, near-future hunt for a vicious serial killer won Britain's Creasey Award for best first novel and should capture admiring attention here as well...Offbeat, but on target, this is one exciting debut'
Praise for THE BONE YARD
'A powerful, fantastical thriller'
Night and Day (The Mail on Sunday)
'[A] sly satire and gruesome thriller'
'Impressive follow-up to the award-winning Body Politic...Johnston's conceit with Edinburgh is brilliant and there's a mordant Scots wit...stylish'
'This is first-rate crime fiction with an original twist'
'An inventive, well-structured and briskly paced thriller'
Yorkshire Evening Post
'Clever and exciting'
'My reader loves him'