Review Archive

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The Broken Token

When Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, discovers his former housemaid murdered in a particularly sickening manner, his professional and personal lives move perilously close to each other.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Fiona Spence

Black Wolf

It is only chance that a body left by the roadside outside St Petersburg in early January is discovered before the snow buries it for the rest of the winter. Captain Natalya Ivanova is assigned the case.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Chris Roberts

Blood Will Have Blood

A brutal murder occurs at the school where DI Markham's girlfriend works. In spite of criticism from his Chief Inspector, Markham insists on carrying out an investigation into the school staff.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Arnold Taylor


Two youngsters steal a phone – whose owner is willing to kill to recover it. DS Alex Cupidi, tasked with solving the mystery of a decomposing arm in an art gallery exhibition, uncovers a link between the crimes.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by John Cleal

Lost Creed

A child trafficking bust sets K9 handler Ryder Creed on a search for his missing sister.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by John Cleal

Malice in Malmo

Inspector Anita Sundström of the Skåne County Police is under pressure. She has to deal with evidence-less cases of kidnapped businessmen and a murder of an infamous journalist. Her boss is in hospital, replaced by Anita’s nemesis, and her long-distance boyfriend is suddenly too close.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Ewa Sherman

Robert B Parker's Old Black Magic

Boston PI Spenser is called in to investigate a theft, 20 years ago, from an art museum in the city and is soon plunged into the at times murky world of high-end art.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

Once a Pilgrim

Former SAS hard man John Carr is now working in private security, his army days behind him, or so he thinks, but some wars never entirely end, as events early in Carr’s military career come back to haunt him and his former comrades.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

Perfect Crime

It seems that there is a serial killer at work in Edinburgh who is specifically targeting people who have attempted suicide and murdering them with sophisticated cruelty. 

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by John Barnbrook


Marc Dane and his partner, ex-Delta Force sniper Lucy Keyes, must thwart a plot by an international group to use extremist right wingers to unleash a lethal virus in a major European city.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by John Cleal

She Lies In Wait

The discovery of a body brings together the victim’s schoolfriends 30 years after her death and old secrets start to be uncovered.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Madeleine Marsh

Smallbone Deceased

The London legal firm of Horniman, Birley and Craine suffers a blow to its reputation when a client is found dead in an office deed box.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Chris Roberts

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