Review Archive

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Hammer To Fall

Joe Wilderness spies for Britain in 1960s Finland and Prague and runs into several people with whom he shares a history.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

Hitler's Peace

In autumn 1943 the tide of war has turned and Germany is putting out peace feelers. But the response of the allies will be settled in Tehran.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

Maigret and Monsieur Charles

In his last appearance, Maigret investigates the disappearance of Monsieur Charles, a wealthy lawyer well-known in Paris nightclubs.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Aosawa Murders

The poisoning of celebrants at a Japanese family birthday party is a mystery, even when the culprit admits responsibility. The true story takes years to emerge.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Last Wife

After Nina’s death, her best friend Marie steps in to help her grieving husband with two children and a large house, gradually taking over more and more of her friend’s former life. But not everyone thinks that’s a good thing.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

Fair Warning

When journalist Jack McEvoy finds himself a person of interest in the murder of a woman he dated once, he’s determined to clear his own name, as the police don’t seem to be making any moves in that direction.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

Point Blanc

Reluctant teenage spy Alex Rider is sent undercover in an exclusive school for the rebellious offspring of some of the world’s richest people to find out what links two unexplained deaths to Point Blanc academy in the Alps.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

Stormbreaker

Reluctant 14-year-old spy Alex Rider is sent to Cornwall to investigate rich philanthropist Herod Sayle and his plan to install a new generation of computer in every school in the UK. Alex soon realises that there’s a lot more to the Stormbreakers than Sayle is letting on, and with that knowledge comes extreme danger.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Linda Wilson

Death in Fancy Dress

The dissolute Sir Ralph Feltham is murdered at a fancy-dress ball at his former home Feltham Abbey. Lawyer Tony Keith and his adventurer schoolfriend Jeremy Freyne, there to investigate possible links to a blackmail ring, investigate.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

Disturbance

Sara lives in a beautiful isolated house with an irrational abusive husband and two sons, one off to university and one autistic. Serious events cause dramatic changes to her life but dog walker Katie is always there to protect her.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Barnbrook

Finders, Keepers

Verity Ann Baxter tells the story of her developing relationship with new neighbours Ailsa, Tom and family. It is a love-hate relationship, as Verity and Ailsa become more and more involved in each other’s lives.  But who is guilty of Tom’s murder?

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Sylvia Maughan

Krays: The Final Word

Madness, assault, robbery, arson, murder, protection rackets, murder – a new look at the rise and fall of the East End of London’s most notorious gangsters.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

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