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When a young woman is discovered in a magician's box, pierced through with swords, a detective and a celebrity mentalist join forces to solve the most baffling illusion of them all.

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by Viv Beeby


Police Investigator Alexander Blix and his sidekick, crime journalist Emma Ramm, are being held and questioned by Oslo's National Criminal Investigation Service. Blix has shot a man in the back and Emma is partly responsible. 

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by Viv Beeby

Summer Fever

A young British couple have converted an isolated, old Italian villa into a guesthouse and their first booking will go a long way towards paying off the debts they have accrued.

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by Sylvia Maughan

Requiem in La Rossa

When a university professor appears to meet his death at the hands of a young drug addict outside the opera, Daniel Leicester is asked by an aging rockstar friend to try to prove the young man’s innocence. 

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by Sylvia Maughan

Breakneck Point

CSI Ally Dymond, demoted and cast aside by colleagues for not playing along with a corrupt investigation, faces an uphill struggle to have her evidence-based thoughts accepted when murders occur in her new area.

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by John Verpeleti

Dear Little Corpses

The residents of a Suffolk village are anxiously waiting to take in a bus load of evacuated children from London, but then when one of the children from the village goes missing, old animosities rise to the surface.

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by Kerry Hood

Unfinished Business

Missing millions, a gang of church leaders on the take, a charity founder on the hunt for her adopted sister, governors, gangsters, murder and mayhem.

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by Kerry Hood

The Getaway

A birthday celebration on a millionaire’s private island turns into an enforced stay with a murderer in their midst.

Reviewed on 29 April 2023 by Anthea Hawdon

Dying Fall

DCI Bill Slider and his team are faced with what looks an obvious accident – a young woman falling downstairs. But keen young PC D’Arblay isn’t so sure.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Sharon Wheeler

Dark Music

Jamal Kabir, a young football referee and Afghan refugee, is murdered after a tense match in Stockholm. Links are soon uncovered to a disturbing international agenda.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Ewa Sherman

The Other Guest

The perfect Italian resort, dripping with opulence, elegance – and a casual indifference to the tragic drowning of the owners’ daughter last year.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Marple: 12 New Stories

A collection of 12 Miss Marple short stories written by modern crime writers.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Anthea Hawdon

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