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The Puppet Show

A serial killer is torturing men and then burning them alive, leaving their bodies in stone circles in and around the Lake District. Disgraced copper Washington Poe teams up with the brilliant but socially inept civilian analyst Tilly Bradshaw in the hunt for the killer.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

His Dark Sun

The year is 2022 and the world is sweltering in the grip of a permanent heatwave. Nineteen-year-old Luke Spargo knows that he’s the only one who understands and can halt the inevitable. But Luke’s methods won’t meet with universal approval.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Wren Hunt

Wren Silke is sent undercover to the sinister Harness Foundation in an attempt to uncover its dangerous secrets.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

Take It Back

Former barrister Zara Khaleel is branded a traitor to her religion when she starts working with a white teenage girl who accuses four seemingly well brought up Muslim boys of rape.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

Keep Her Close

DS Josie Masters is on her way to see her mother in an Oxford care home when her phone rings and she is told to go immediately to Oriel College where a girl student appears to have gone missing. It soon becomes clear that she is not the only one.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Ringmaster

Detective Sam Shephard fights unfair criticism from her boss as the Dunedin police tackle the murder of a student in the Botanic Garden.
 

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Corporation

The non-fiction story of exiled Cubans who contested Castro’s leadership from the USA, and of one who built a lottery-based organisation which moved into money-laundering, drug trafficking and murder.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

Call Him Mine

When journalist Andrew and his photographer boyfriend Carlos come across a body in the street, Carlos pushes for answers and pays a terrible price. Andrew is determined to identify those responsible and exact some sort of retribution.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

Diary of a Dead Man on Leave

As war looms, a Soviet undercover agent faces a crisis of belief when he becomes involved with the German family he lodges with.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

The Fatherland Files

When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in a Berlin pleasure palace, Inspector Gereon Rath faces a case which leads him into confrontation with the rising Nazi party.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

Savages 2: The Spectre

France’s first Arab president is shot on election night. As he lies between life and death, riots explode, terrorist attack threatens and political factions battle for power. Caught in the middle is a third-generation French family whose roots are in the Kabyle region of Algeria.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

Whiskey When We're Dry

Seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney, orphaned and alone, is desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbours, so cuts her hair, binds her chest flat and rides to find outlaw older brother Noah and bring him home

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

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