Review Archive

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The End of Her

While Stephanie struggles with new-born twins, her husband is struggling with his past as it threatens to destroy his future.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

End of Summer

Veronica is a bereavement counsellor in Stockholm. When a familiar-looking young man joins her group with a strange story to tell, Veronica is transported back to her rural home of 1983 where, one summer's day, her little brother Billy went missing without trace.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Viv Beeby

The Hunting Season

A Korean/American couple ask English detective Daniel Leicester, who lives in Bologna, to find their son Ryan.  Ryan has gone missing in the city while visiting for work.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Sylvia Maughan

The Long, Long Afternoon

The disappearance of housewife and mother Joyce Haney opens the lid on life in Santa Monica in the 1950s, with all its prejudices, restrictions, moralities and longings. Policeman Mick Blanke has to lift that lid completely to expose the truth.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Jigsaw Man

A PTSD-ridden police inspector is back on duty when body parts are discovered, distributed across her patch. This takes her back to the horror of dealing with a serial killer nicknamed the Jigsaw Man. This time, however, she doesn’t know if she can cope with the horror of it again.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Kerry Hood

Find Her First

Paramedic Stef Campbell is missing and there is some suspicion that her husband, Andy, also a paramedic, is responsible for her disappearance. Nothing is as it seems, however.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by John Verpeleti

The Corpse in the Waxworks

Henri Bencolin of the Seine and head of detectives for the Parisian police faces one of his most baffling cases when a young women heads into the Gallery of Horrors at a waxworks and is found murdered in the River Seine the following day, then her friend is discovered dead and garishly displayed inside the same museum.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by John Cleal

The Kobalt Dossier

Evan Ryder returns to Washington to find her twin sister’s two children are missing. Her secret intelligence unit has been axed, but the Nemesis organisation still wants her dead.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by John Cleal

The Last Taxi Driver

Lou Bishoff, a taxi driver in Gentry, North Mississippi, spends a long day moving customers around town pondering their problems, and his own.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Chris Roberts

The Unusual Suspect

The true story of a would-be Robin Hood, a man who robbed banks and betting shops, and for an impressive time managed to evade capture.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Chris Roberts

Bloody Foreigners

A racist attack in London’s Chinatown challenges local police, but luckily the brilliant, troubled, Singaporean DI Stanley Low is in town to help.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Chris Roberts

The Dying Day

Persis Wadia, India’s first female detective, returns to investigate the disappearance of an academic and a valuable copy of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Chris Roberts

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