Review Archive

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The Guest House

A single mother running some rooms to let becomes unwittingly involved with local – and not so local – gangsters, shattering her fragile peace in the remote Scottish Highlands.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Kerry Hood

The Heron's Cry

Dr Nigel Yeo wants to talk to DS Jen Rafferty at a convivial party. Hours later he is found dead, a shard of glass sticking from his neck. DI Matthew Venn and his West Country team investigate.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Viv Beeby

The Measure of Time

Italian lawyer Guido Guerrieri is contacted by a girlfriend from his distant past  She believes her son has been wrongly convicted for murder. Guido has to decide whether it’s wise to take on the appeal.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

Trial Under Fire

A prequel to the Charlie Fox series takes Charlie back to the tour of duty in Afghanistan that earned her the chance to undergo the gruelling Special Forces Selection process.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Linda Wilson

Trust Me

Kathryn leaves her baby with a stranger on a train for a moment, ostensibly to take a call. She then disembarks and disappears. leaving the stranger to look after the baby and establish what has just happened.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by John Verpeleti

When You See Me

Detective DD Warren needs a full team when a body is found in the hills outside Niche, because this discovery points to the serial kidnapper, Jacob Ness.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

River of Sins

The butchered body of a woman is found on an island in the Severn a few miles from Worcester. Undersherriff Hugh Bradecote and Sergeant Catchpoll are tasked with solving the mystery of her death.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by John Cleal

The Stoning

Detective Sergeant George Manolis is sent back to the outback town where he grew up to investigate the horrific murder of a popular local schoolteacher.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by John Cleal

The Last Protector

James Marwood and Catherine Lovett (now Hakesby) must combat the latest intrigues of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, as he seeks to exploit the return of the fugitive Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver, and late Lord Protector of England.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Timothy Field

The Whole Truth

DI Fawley and his wife Alex are expecting a much longed-for child and everything in the garden looks lovely – until the release from prison of a vicious and vengeful rapist and murderer threatens to blight their happiness.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Viv Beeby

Last Survivor

A group of ageing enthusiasts set out to recover the only example of the world’s rarest plant stolen from the private game reserve of a Kuwaiti prince

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

Murder on the Moorland

Librarian-turned-detective Kitt Hartley heads for the moorland village where her boyfriend’s ex-wife was murdered five years before to solve what looks like a copycat killing – right down to the runic symbols carved into the victim’s hand!

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

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