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When Trouble Sleeps

Lagos lawyer Amaka Mbadiwe makes herself a target for assassination when she tries to save a man from a street killing and becomes involved in political and sexual corruption at the highest level.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

After the Death of Ellen Keldberg

The artist Ellen Keldberg has been found frozen on a street bench in Skagen. Soon two visitors arrive in town: her nephew Mikkel who has to organise a funeral, and Anne Sofie, a young reckless photographer obsessed with death. As their paths cross a history of old and new secrets come to the surface.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Ewa Sherman

Only To Sleep

Philip Marlowe comes out of retirement to investigate a man said to have drowned on a Mexican beach, leaving a tidy sum in life insurance to his attractive widow.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Red Ribbon

Wiggins, once leader of Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street Irregulars and now an unwilling member of the fledgling security services, must run down government leaks which threaten Britain’s security while pursuing his own mission of revenge.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

The Wanted

A worried mother calls in PI Elvis Cole when she finds a $40,000 watch in her son’s bedroom. Cole makes a connection to a series of burglaries in the city’s poshest areas. The boy flees – and killings follow.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

Night Town

Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender takes on a commission, although the money offered looks a little too good. When a competitor is killed he wants to know why.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

Panic Room

A simple valuation job turns out to be more complex than estate agent Don Challenor had expected.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

Last Man Standing

SAS trooper Matt Standing receives a plea for help from the sister of someone who once saved his life, and Standing isn’t someone who can turn down a friend in need.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Killing Mind

A serial killer is at work, taking grisly trophies from his victims. DI Sean Corrigan’s bosses want results, and they want them fast.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

Death Notice

Chengdu police find it difficult to cope with a man calling himself Eumenides, who acts as self-appointed judge and executioner of those whose crimes have gone unpunished.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

This I Would Kill For

Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King is facing a liar or an abuser with a little girl stuck in the middle.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Moment Before Drowning

Jacques le Garrec, a French wartime resistance leader and former policeman, has just returned from two years’ service in Algeria during the colonial war. He has been sent back to France to stand trial, having been accused a committing a brutal crime.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

Flavia de Luce’s family holiday is enlivened when she finds a dead body in the river. Naturally, she’s determined to investigate.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Lonely Witness

Former party girl Amy Falconetti now helps the house-bound receive communion while trying to sort out her own attitudes. When she witnesses a street murder, she fails to report it and instead trails the killer.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

The Druid of Death

When a body is found at Stonehenge on the vernal equinox, Lestrade calls on Sherlock Holmes for help.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Safe Houses

Helen Abell, a young woman new to the CIA, arrives in Berlin in 1979. She is disappointed when her Chief of Station, who dislikes her, assigns her to a routine job overseeing a number of safe houses. One evening she is in one of the houses when two sets of visitors arrive unannounced and she learns two very important secrets.


Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Unstoppable

Fourteen-year-old Roxy and Kaine are twins. Roxy’s ambition is to win Wimbledon, Kaine’s is to play professional football. Together, they used to be unstoppable, but that was a long time ago.


Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Good Sister

When a 17-year-old girl makes her way from the UK to Syria, her father is determined to find her and bring her home.

Reviewed on 00 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

Bad Blood

Joshua Fleischer awoke in a hotel room with a murdered woman. Now, 40 years later, he needs psychiatrist James Cobb to help him find out what happened.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Poison Bed

Amid the religious and political rivalries of the Stuart court of James 1, Frances and Robert Carr, one of the most powerful couples in the land, face death on suspicion of murder.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal