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The Death House

Toby lives in the Death House, isolated from the world, confined with others who have tested positive for a defective gene. There’s only one way out of the house, and that’s not one any of the inmates wants to take.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Killer on the Wall

The three villagers leaning up against Hadrian’s wall could have been asleep, but even from a distance, 15-year-old Isla Bell knew they were dead.

Reviewed on 10 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Shimmering Road

Charlie Cates’ mother and sister have been murdered, leaving a legacy she cannot ignore.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Monster in the Closet

Taylor Dawson comes to Baltimore to work as an intern equine therapist, but also to find her father, from whom she has been hidden by her mother since birth. 

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Sylvia Wilson

The Summer of Impossible Things

After their mother’s suicide, two sisters fly to Brooklyn to sell the house their grandfather left. There, impossible events offer them the opportunity to change the past and affect the present.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Madeleine Marsh

The Unquiet Dead

A man found dead at the foot of Scarborough Bluffs, a Toronto suburb, proves to have a history in Bosnia, where he played a very active role in the slaughter.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Women of Baker Street

Holmes’ landlady, Mrs Hudson, is in hospital, and thinks she sees a murder, but cannot be sure. Dr Watson’s wife Mary investigates a number of missing young boys. Gradually the two inquiries are drawn together and their lives are put in danger.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by John Cleal

The Late Show

Detective Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, starting cases then handing them on as each new day rolls around. But now there are two investigations that she wants to stay part of. Unfortunately, her bosses don’t see things the same way.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Good Daughter

Dahlia came home to uncover the truth about her childhood, but wasn’t expecting to find a woman buried in the woods.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Earthly Remains

Commissario Brunetti is under strain at work and is sent away for a rest, but then an old man he’s made friends with goes missing.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Sylvia Maughan

Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow

Kitty Peck has inherited Paradise, her grandmother’s sprawling criminal empire in the Thames docklands. But the past casts a long shadow and she must face a criminal cabal intent on her humiliation and destruction.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by John Cleal

The Exiled

Finnish police officer Anna Fekete returns to her home town in the former Yugoslavia for a well-deserved summer holiday. But when her handbag and passport are stolen, she realises that there are other deep-rooted reasons why the Romany thief chose to target her.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Ewa Sherman

Three Drops of Blood and a Cloud of Cocaine

When old Jimmy Henderson is found dead in his car, mutilated with a knife, both local sheriff Paul McCarthy and Franck, a visiting private detective, take an interest.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Chris Roberts

Caraval

From a young age, Scarlett has longed to go to Caraval, a magical event run by the famous Master Legend. Scarlett wants her and her sister to escape from her cruel father. Eventually she gets her wish but things do not happen as she expects.

Reviewed on 10 August 2017 by John Barnbrook

The Irregular

When a friend is murdered, Wiggins, once leader of Holmes’ Baker Street Irregulars, seeks revenge and becomes involved with Britain’s emerging security services.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by John Cleal

Pill City

The true story of two tech-savvy Baltimore 18-year-olds who created a dark web drug delivery service for legal and illegal opiates across the US.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Chris Roberts

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn

Boston PI Spenser investigates a fire in a disused church that left three firefighters dead. One of their colleagues is convinced the fire was arson.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Linda Wilson

Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson investigate a fiendish plot in Imperial China.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Chris Smart

Where She Went

TV journalist Melanie Black wakes up in bed next to a man she doesn’t know. And that’s not the least of her problems. She then realises that she’s dead.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Linda Wilson

Hunting the Hangman

A few thousand soldiers from the defeated Czech army made their way to Britain. Now their President in exile wants two of them to return to Czechoslovakia to undertake a special mission from which they are unlikely to return.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Arnold Taylor