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The Trial of Adolf Hitler

The true story of the 1923 ‘beer hall putsch’ and subsequent trial, which provided Adolf Hitler with a great opportunity for publicity, kick-starting his rise to power.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

Our Friends in Berlin

1941. Jack Hoste is associated with a group of Nazi sympathisers intent on gathering secret information to help the German cause. His specific aim is to locate the most dangerous Nazi agent in Britain.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Arnold Taylor

The Secrets of Vesalius

Daniel Amat returns to Barcelona after the death of his father and is plunged into dark mystery of murder and scientific experimentation.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by John Cleal

Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru

Edgar Allan Poe believes his family may again be under threat from the past as an influx of immigrants disrupts traditional city life. When a young heiress he is reluctantly helping disappears, he is forced to call for help from his French detective friend the Chevalier C Auguste Dupin. 

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by John Cleal

Kin

When the adult sons and daughter of Viking chieftain Unnthor Reginsonn are drawn back to the isolated family farm in search of his fabled wealth, murder follows. Adoptive daughter Helga Finnsdottir must find the killer to save an innocent.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by John Cleal

Killed

Henning is determined to discover who killed his son. But his determination will cost him dearly.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Price You Pay

When Jack Price asks around about the murder of a near neighbour he gets a very serious beating. Jack’s thirst for recompense knows no bounds.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

Wild Fire

In the final Shetland novel, Jimmy Perez is facing the most disturbing investigation of his career.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Fiona Spence

I, Witness

Six years ago Kate Reynolds pleaded guilty to the murder of her best friend. Now she wants to clear her name.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

My Box-Shaped Heart

Girl meets boy, but they both have secrets, some darker than others.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Liar's Candle

Penny Kessler becomes an international symbol when she survives a terrorist bombing, then is forced to go on the run to stay alive

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by John Cleal

The Martian Girl

Failing journalist Jean becomes obsessed with the mystery disappearance of a rising Victorian music hall star. As she pursues her investigation, the lives of the two women begin to blur together and plunge her into danger.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by John Cleal

Our House

Finding strangers moving into her house who claim to have bought it is only the start of Fi Barton’s nightmare …

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Don't Eat Me

Police Inspector Phosy Vongvichai investigates a body apparently gnawed by small animals, while Dr Siri Paiboun organises a Lao film version of War and Peace.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

Bright Shiny Things

East London PI Lee Arnold and his friend and assistant Mumtaz Hakin set out to track down a young radicalised Muslim man in the hope that he’s decided to turn his back on ISIS.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Nightfall Berlin

British intelligence agent Tom Fox travels to Berlin to nursemaid a British defector seeking to return to the UK. Things do not go according to plan.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Collector

The Bone Collector is a disturbed and sinister figure who abducted people with bone deformities to strip and display their skeletons. He had been caught by the police but escaped and now his earlier victims, together with new specimens, are at serious risk.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by John Barnbrook

The Shadow Killer

When a travelling salesman is found shot in a basement flat, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied forces as it’s 1941 and British and American soldiers are stationed in Iceland. But the investigation takes a turn into the past and uncovers evidence of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic boys.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Ewa Sherman

All These Beautiful Strangers

Charlie Calloway’s mother disappeared ten years ago. Rumour has it that her rich, powerful father was responsible. Charlie never believed the rumours, but she still wants to know the truth.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Can You Hear Me?

Elia Furenti is a teenage boy living with his parents in a remote village in Northern Italy. When a young boy is kidnapped and murdered in the village and a young girl goes missing, Elia suspects his father.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Sylvia Maughan