No Sweet Sorrow hits the ‘Paperback Books of the Year’ list at Waterstones


Hoorah! This is a huge accolade for this book, for Daley, for the series.

What they say…

The Year’s Best Paperback Reads

From the most talked-about bestsellers to exceptional award-winners, and from spellbinding novels and unputdownable thrillers to the finest non-fiction from throughout the year, discover our curated selection of the very best new paperbacks in 2023.

Find it in Waterstones branches around the country or on their website right now (where there is 20% off!).

Waterstones Paperbacks of the Year, 2023


What the booksellers are saying:

‘I read LOADS of crime fiction, and even with my favourite authors, I find after a while they become formulaic, but not with DM, every time I read his books , I think it better

than the one before. My absolute favourite crime writer, oh and the humour….’ FIVE STARS

‘If you have’t read this series and you like thrillers, you are missing out big time. One minute you cry with laughter, the next you are holding your breath for dear life’ FIVE STARS


What Waterstones readers are saying:

‘No Sweet Sorrow by Denzil Meyrick is book 11 in the DCI Daley thriller series and each one is a masterclass in storytelling. Kinloch seems more like a real place the more of the series you read.
The characters and the humour are what makes the series so successful and so compelling to read.
I look forward to reading the next in the series, it’s like looking up old friends to see what they have been up to’
Highly recommended – FIVE STARS

‘Enthralling, exciting & will have you reading till midnight like the books before. Love the characters Denzil Meyrick creates taking us on a journey of policing, drama, plot twists & crimes in a landscape that is so descriptive you feel like you are there and with very real & identifiable life stories amongst it… If you’ve not read any of Denzil Meyrick’s books get started now! – FIVE STARS

‘It has to be a 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read, gripping, topical, funny and thrilling. Bravo Mr Meyrick, may you write faster so I can read book number 12 soon! – FIVE STARS