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Critical Incidents

Former Met detective Robin Osborne is back on her own turf, working as a benefit fraud investigator, but when her best friend’s husband goes missing, Robin refuses to believe that he could have harmed his wife and son, and is determined to take a hand in matters.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Dark City

Muggers, rapists, gangsters, looters and killers roamed the wartime streets full of vice girls and servicemen with money to burn. Some of the most violent and spectacular crimes and criminals of the period are revisited.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by John Cleal

The Fragility of Bodies

A suicide alerts journalist Veronica Rosenthal to the number of deaths on the railways of Buenos Aires, and her research reveals that many of these fatalities are anything but accidental.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Chris Roberts

Secret Service

When the Prime Minister announces that he’s stepping down from the leadership due to cancer, MI6 believe that one of the candidates for the top job might be in the pay of the Russians.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Mission Critical

A former Russian military intelligence chief, obsessed with the idea the British killed his wife and son, masterminds a revenge bid which could destroy the major western intelligence services. Court Gentry, ‘The Gray Man’, must stop him.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by John Cleal

Darkest Truth

Young lawyer Finola Fitzpatrick receives an emotional appeal from a father to investigate his daughter’s suicide – and the man who he believes caused it.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Chris Roberts

Prefecture D

Four novellas depicting occasions of internal friction which threaten the smooth running of the administration branch of the Japanese Police Department.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Good Thieves

Vita Marlowe is determined to get her grandfather’s home back from the conman who cheated him out of everything he owned. But to do that she needs help – and finds it in some unexpected places.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Hunting Game

Detective Inspector Embla Nyström arrives for the annual autumn moose hunt in a deep Swedish forest. The local hunters are not happy about Peter, an outsider, joining them. Two people disappear, and then one is found dead in a lake. 

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt

Martha has been sent down from Cambridge and is finding life at home with her parents boring, so she decides that a complete change is required. Her friend Kit works for the British Embassy in Moscow – but once there she is not sure that she is meeting the right people.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Arnold Taylor

One More Lie

When she was ten she killed a boy and she and her friend spent their childhood in prison. Now she has a new identity and is living in a new community. She is scared and lonely.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by John Barnbrook

Too Far

One flippant remark triggers a chain of events that sends Jack’s life spinning out of control.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Black Ops

Someone is killing former SAS soldiers and the powers that be decide it’s down to Danny Black to deal with the person responsible for their deaths. The only snag is that he’s told that on this op, he’s on his own.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Blood Oath

New York Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper gathers evidence for an accusation of rape of a minor but finds both the victim and herself in danger.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Chris Roberts

Tell Me Your Secret

He may have let Pieta go last time, but the Blindfolder is back and he is getting closer.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Punishment She Deserves

A man is found hanged in a disused police station. The victim’s father, a local MP, refuses to believe that it was suicide.


Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Sylvia Maughan

An Act of Kindness

The disappearance of a homeless man she’s befriended worries Nazreen Khan, then when he’s found dead, she turns to private investigator Mumtaz Hakim for help.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Accusation

Eve must find out if her husband is lying, or she will lose her daughter.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The New Iberia Blues

When the crucified body of a young woman is found floating on a cross near the estate of a local boy made good as a freelance Hollywood director, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux and his new partner Bailey Ribbons, investigate.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by John Cleal

To Kill the Truth

Former White House trouble-shooter Maggie Costello struggles to foil an Alt-Right plan to destroy history.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by John Cleal