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Maigret in Vichy

Maigret is ordered to take the waters in the spa town of Vichy, but his rest cure is disturbed when a woman is murdered.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Haven: Revolution

Pupils are going missing from an elite boarding school. Ollie Turner knows it’s a job for the kids of the underground community, the Haven, and that’s even before he knows quite how personal the connection is.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

Die Alone

Disgraced copper Ray Mason didn’t ask to be broken out of prison. The people responsible want someone dead and they’ve decided that Mason is best placed to make that happen. The only problem is that the target is a candidate for the top job in British politics.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Runner

Sally Page runs for a hobby, and as her job for MI5 is only at the very bottom of the tree, nowhere near the front line, she never expected to have to run for her life. But when she comes back from a coffee run to find several of her colleagues dead, that’s exactly when she has to do.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

I Could Be You

When Dee Doran comes across the victim of an apparent hit-and-run driver, she is horrified to find an empty child’s buggy nearby, with the woman’s child missing.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Arnold Taylor

One Good Deed

Aloysius Archer is discharged from prison in 1949 to the southern US town of Poca. He is offered work by a local businessman, collecting on a debt, but the job turns out to have complications.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Bitterroots

Private investigator Cassie Dewell is asked to check the evidence against a man accused of rape. She’s initially unsympathetic, but is surprised at what she uncovers.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

Death in the East

Captain Sam Wyndham is in the hills of Assam taking a cure for his opium addiction, when events bring to mind his experiences as a young constable in London in 1905, 17 years before.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

Not Saying Goodbye

Detective Erast Fandorin wakes after three years in a coma in a world he barely recognises – Russia in the throes of revolution.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

Ungentlemanly Warfare

Lone wolf Captain Harry Walsh is parachuted into occupied France by the SOE to kill a German scientist and delay development of a rocket plane that could change the face of aerial warfare.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

Our Little Secrets

The ambitious and hard-bitten DI Janet Hadden seeks help from a gang boss to boost her own career. But in a fast-changing underworld there’s always a price to pay.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead

Edgar Allan Poe travels to Paris to help his friend, the detective Chevalier C Auguste Dupin, hunt down the criminal who brought his family to death and ruin. Their search takes them into the Empire of the Dead, the tunnels of the necropolis which run beneath the city.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

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