Review Archive

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Price of Duty

Renegade military contractor Scion, led by a former US president, set out to defeat a plan by Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov to destabilise and reclaim former Soviet satellites through a wave of cyberattacks.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

The Murder Pit

Down-at-heel detective Arrowood and his assistant Barnett are hired to find out why a new bride will not see her parents, but what seems a straightforward case develops into something more sinister.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

Casanova and the Faceless Woman

Louis XV’s Inspector for Strange and Unexplained Deaths investigates the macabre death of a young whore and is drawn into a deadly web of intrigue where he is partnered with adventurer and seducer Giacomo Casanova.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

The Cold Summer

Pietro Fenoglio, a Marshall in the Carabinieri, conducts an investigation into the kidnapping and killing of a local mobster’s young son amidst spreading violence in the region.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Ewa Sherman


A young gay man Sam and a recovering heroin addict Anne are connected through the world of drugs and revenge in Deptford. They must deal with the consequences of other people’s deeds that affect their own existence.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Revenant Express

Investigators Newbury and Hobbes return with a mystery involving sinister experiments and a dangerous train journey across Europe.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Jane Appleby

Murder by Numbers: Fascinating Figures Behind the World’s Worst Crimes

How numbers feature in murders, their detection, and the punishment of killers.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Kim Fleet

The Tattoo Thief

Marni Mullins’ s coffee break during the Brighton tattoo convention turns into a horror story when she finds a mutilated body in the bin.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself

An aging porn star, a mob widow and her granddaughter meet as strangers, face some problems and find they are stronger together.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

All the Hidden Truths

Ryan Summers, a young student equipped with three guns, enters Three Rivers College and immediately begins shooting girls. He kills 13 of them and then himself. Everybody wants to know why but there appears to be no answer to the question.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Arnold Taylor

February's Son

Detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow police is not long returned to duty when he is called out by his Chief inspector, Murray, to view a body found on the roof of a 14-storey tower block. The body, showing obvious signs of torture, turns out to be that of a well-known Celtic footballer.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Arnold Taylor

I Stop Somewhere

Ellie Frias is over the moon when rich, good-looking Caleb Breward takes an interest in her, but the fairytale romance soon turns to horror.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

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