"[The Murderer's Ape] feels charmingly antiquated thanks to its setting and the story’s accompanying intricate black-and-white drawings. Despite or perhaps because of this, it has everything that a good book needs: a captivating plot, masterfully presented. With his great enthusiasm for storytelling, Jakob Wegelius creates a detective-adventure novel featuring original characters and a gradually building level of suspense.“ White Raven 2015
"... An existential thriller. /…/ "It will be a five out of five. It is a great book!" Yukiko Duke, Swedish National Television show Gomorron
"The many different characters are well depicted and interesting the surroundings breath of color and scents, and the short chapters provide a fluent drive to the exciting story. The Murderer’s Ape is a powerful story about faithfulness and friendship with a touch of old-fashioned adventure story. Suitable for both devourers of books and those who want to enjoy a great read-aloud book! "
Svante Ors, Swedish Library Service
"Once more, Jakob Wegelius demonstrates his assured ability to tell a tale and his high class illustration art. /.../ In The Murderer’s Ape there are links to the classic detective story, to adventure stories and yesteryear’s salty stories from the sea. Wegelius has written and illustrated a book for all ages, ideal for reading aloud." Lena Kåreland, Svenska Dagbladet
"The book is really exciting, and vividly written. It's hard to stop reading and you feel with the characters. A masterpiece." Kamratposten (Magazine for children), The Book Panel gives the book 5 out of 5.
"... This is a book for all ages, open and accessible, being exceptionally beautiful. A scent of ancient times and complex contexts become alive and tangible, and Jakob Wegelius shows his mastery, as both as an author and as an illustrator." Magnus Haglund, Göteborgs-Posten
"If there was any justice Jakob Wegelius’ illustrated adventure books should receive huge movie contracts in Hollywood. Immediately! His epic 'The Legend of Sally Jones' (2008) and the independent follow-up 'The Murderer’s Ape', are just right in these times of Tintin, because they are like adventure stories used to be like, with the virtuous sailors, a slowly evolving detective plot, maps and fine-grained illustrations drawn by the author himself. " Hanna Höglund, GT
"... A swirling, breathtaking, exciting and sometimes very funny story ... / ... / Wegelius’ artistically detailed illustrations in black and white is just right for the imagination in this book full of mystery, adventure and sadness." Anna Hedelius, Oskarshamn-magazine
"It is an exciting, entertaining, nail biting, mysterious and sometimes sad story. /.../ An adventure story of classic cut, as timeless as limitless, and quite amazingly beautiful pictures." Patrik Svensson, Sydsvenskan