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First published in 2000 by Hodder & Stoughton, The Long Close Call was
translated into several languages, and published to superb reviews worldwide.

The Times: ‘The Long Close Call  places J. Wallis Martin firmly in the first division
of the newer crime-writing generation. Her portrayal of the curiously deep bond – even similarities
of moral perceptions between villains and coppers is conveyed with subtlety but shocking certainty’.

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘A terrific example of the dark, intense character studies
the British seem to produce with startling frequency’

 Der Siegel: ‘Powerfull thriller with a nasty sense of irony’