Review Archive

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Enough Rope

When London PI Lee Arnold is asked for help by a former police colleague, he isn’t keen on getting involved, but allows himself to be persuaded to investigate a kidnapping.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Linda Wilson

Blackstone Underground

The Bank of England is being threatened with an audacious break-in. It’s Blackstone’s job to stop this happening

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Astonishing Colour of After

Leigh is struggling to cope with the aftermath of her mother’s suicide, but when a big red bird appears and speaks with her mother’s voice, Leigh knows she has one last chance to connect with her mother.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Insider

When the body of a fourth woman is found on a railway line, DCI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver have a strong suspicion that a serial killer is at work. On top of that, someone on their team is leaking information to the press.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Linda Wilson

Maigret's Secret

A well-known wealthy woman is found stabbed to death in a frenzied attack. Maigret interviews her husband and cannot make up his mind about his guilt or innocence.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Inhuman Resources

Alain Delambre, formerly a highly paid executive in human resources, has been out of regular work for four years. When a major company shows some interest in his application for a senior position he adopts desperate measures to obtain it.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Arnold Taylor

The Betel Nut Tree Mystery

Chen Su Lin, assistant to Singapore’s Chief Inspector Le Froy, ends up at risk when a rich young Englishman is found dead, his body soaked in betel nut juice.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Chris Roberts

Memo From Turner

When a young girl is crushed in a hit-and-run the culprit’s rich family conspire to protect him. Warrant Officer Turner is determined that someone will pay.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Man Who Came Uptown

Michael Hudson is a young man in a Washington DC jail, granted the opportunity to start again, to come uptown, but facing a significant challenge on his way there.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Piranhas

A group of teenagers from central Naples form their own paranza or mob crew, taking advantage of the vacuum left by the breakdown in the traditional Camorra.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Mitford Murders

A war heroine nurse is murdered on a south coast train. Aristocratic Nancy Mitford investigates, aided by her one-time nurserymaid and companion Louisa Cannon.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by John Cleal

One Deadly Summer

Beautiful and sensual Eliane, know as Elle, is the object of the lust of every man in a small Provencal village. When she targets car mechanic and part-time fireman Fiorimond she is planning revenge for his family’s involvement a crime committed decades earlier.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by John Cleal

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