Review Archive

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Secret Narco

A new look at the life and death of Great Train Robber and career-criminal Charlie Wilson.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal

Vale of Tears

A wealthy horse dealer is found dead in a mill leat. He was stabbed, but not robbed. Under Sheriff Hugh Bradecote, veteran Sheriff’s Sergeant Catchpoll and his young trainee Walkelin face a series of mysteries as their investigations go far beyond the obvious to a web of greed, obsession and murder.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal

Three-a-Penny

A fascinating insight into a woman ahead of her time during and after World War I and how she was forced to pose as a man to establish a career as a crime writer.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal

Crocodile Tears

Diego is grateful to be released from prison when the wife of the man he kidnapped declines to identify him. Unfortunately, his freedom comes with demands quite beyond his capacity.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Chris Roberts

The Last Trial

In his last trial, Sandy Stern and his daughter Marta defend a Nobel Prize-winning doctor against accusations of fraud and murder arising out of the marketing of a new cancer medication.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Chris Roberts

Guilty - Until Proven Otherwise

Judge John Deed finds himself doing battle with ministers of government and at personal risk in his determination to constrain the executive.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Chris Roberts

Pure Narco

The autobiography of Luis Navia, who for 25 years organised shipments of cocaine from Colombia to US and Europe.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Chris Roberts

Blinded by the Lights

Kuba deals cocaine to the wealthy of Warsaw, affects a cool attitude, but under increasing stress plans an overseas holiday, if he can just make through one last week.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Chris Roberts

What Will Burn

Former DCI Tony McLean has been busted back down to DI, but he’s still the go-to guy when something odd happens in Edinburgh, and this time it’s an old woman beaten to death and then burned in her remote cottage. And that’s only the start of things …

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Linda Wilson

Stop at Nothing

When a plan crashes in the sea off a remote island in the Bahamas, diving instructor Michael Gannon ends up in possession of a very dangerous secret and on the run from some ruthless enemies.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Linda Wilson

Break the Fall

Audrey Rey is a young gymnast with her sights set on the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But her back injury is a complicating factor and then the ultimate shock rocks the team when one of the girls fails a drugs test and their coach is accused of sexual misconduct.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Old Guard: Opening Fire

A team of mercenaries hide a huge secret, that of apparent immortality. They don’t understand it and don’t necessarily want it, but someone else does. And that someone is determined to get what they want at any cost.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Linda Wilson

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