Review Archive

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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