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Fair Warning

When journalist Jack McEvoy finds himself a person of interest in the murder of a woman he dated once, he’s determined to clear his own name, as the police don’t seem to be making any moves in that direction.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Cabin

Chief Inspector William Wisting is assigned to lead a top-secret investigation into the life of a recently deceased controversial politician. When he finds boxes full of foreign currency in his cabin, he also manages to unearth possible links to two 15-year-old cold cases, one of them of a missing young man.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Ewa Sherman

Lake Child

Eva Olsen cannot remember much about the last year of her life and is horrified that her parents are keeping her locked in an attic room with no contact with her old friends. And her parents are behaving oddly.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Barnbrook

The Man in the Woods

There is a creepy man in the woods; a bad man with the face of a skull. And it you don't watch out he's coming to get you …

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Viv Beeby

Stormbreaker

Reluctant 14-year-old spy Alex Rider is sent to Cornwall to investigate rich philanthropist Herod Sayle and his plan to install a new generation of computer in every school in the UK. Alex soon realises that there’s a lot more to the Stormbreakers than Sayle is letting on, and with that knowledge comes extreme danger.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

Maigret and Monsieur Charles

In his last appearance, Maigret investigates the disappearance of Monsieur Charles, a wealthy lawyer well-known in Paris nightclubs.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

Wild Dog

Retired actress Lise persuades her producer husband to holiday in the wild hills of the Causse de Limogne. He must come to terms with his fear of nature and rediscover the basic instincts common to both man and animal.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Cleal

Haven't They Grown

Beth Leeson sees an old friend whom she has not seen for 12 years. Her friend has aged appropriately, but her children appear not to have aged at all. Is Beth mistaken about what she saw?

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Sylvia Maughan

The Aosawa Murders

The poisoning of celebrants at a Japanese family birthday party is a mystery, even when the culprit admits responsibility. The true story takes years to emerge.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

Corrupt Bodies

When the author becomes superintendent of Southwark mortuary, he walks into a corrupt world of sales of body parts, theft, bribery and kickbacks.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Cleal

Hitler's Peace

In autumn 1943 the tide of war has turned and Germany is putting out peace feelers. But the response of the allies will be settled in Tehran.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Stranger

MI6 agent Jude Lyon must deal with past events which threaten the credibility of his agency – and a terrifying new threat to the whole of the British establishment.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Cleal

Point Blanc

Reluctant teenage spy Alex Rider is sent undercover in an exclusive school for the rebellious offspring of some of the world’s richest people to find out what links two unexplained deaths to Point Blanc academy in the Alps.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry

Investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email describing the abuse of a woman by a well-known figure at a television news network that’s on the verge of a multi-billion dollar stock market flotation.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Cleal

Bone China

Nurse-companion Hester Why flees London for a position at the lonely Morvoren House on a desolate Cornish clifftop where she finds herself faced with a dark and dangerous situation linked to events of 40 years before.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Cleal

The Last Wife

After Nina’s death, her best friend Marie steps in to help her grieving husband with two children and a large house, gradually taking over more and more of her friend’s former life. But not everyone thinks that’s a good thing.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Stranger Game

Rebecca’s boyfriend is missing. But she is unsure if he is licking his wounds, or if has he become another victim of an increasingly dangerous game sweeping Los Angeles and beyond.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Night of Shooting Stars

Lieutenant-Colonel Martin von Bora is in Berlin in July 1944, directed to investigate the murder of a prominent clairvoyant, but the rumours of political conspiracy suggest that Bora himself is at risk.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

Hammer To Fall

Joe Wilderness spies for Britain in 1960s Finland and Prague and runs into several people with whom he shares a history.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

Forget Me

Hannah wants to know the secret her husband can’t remember, whatever the cost.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor