Review Archive

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Guilty Not Guilty

Bill Russell is devastated when told that his wife has been murdered, and things get worse when the police make him their main suspect. Bill is sure his brother-in-law is the culprit, but is there enough evidence to get a conviction in court?

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

Liberation Square

Imagine that D-Day had gone the other way, with the Germans victorious, instead of the Allies. In the highly charged political climate that follows, a woman sets out to clear the name of her husband, who’s been arrested on a murder charge.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Arnold Taylor

More Rivals of Sherlock Homes

Fifteen of the rivals of the great Sherlock Holmes – police officers, PIs and eccentric criminologists – who all had their day in the sun in the popular magazines around the turn of the century.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by John Cleal

Murder in the Mill-Race

When the warden of a children’s home is killed, local police can make no headway in an isolated and self-contained village. Scotland Yard is called in and Chief Inspector Macdonald sent to take over the case.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by John Cleal

The Room of the Dead

Inspector Betty Church finds wartime life in her sleepy hometown of Sackwater hard to bear until a bombing raid and the discovery of a body on the beach put her on the trail of a killer.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by John Cleal


In Iceland Agla’s prison sentence for financial crimes is coming to an end while her former nemesis Maria gets drawn into helping her to pull another international money fraud.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Ewa Sherman

The Promise

The Promise is one that they have kept for more than 30 years, but Beth and her friends know it is about to be unburied. And they all have too much to lose.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Salt Lane

DS Alexandra Cupidi is about to learn that the Kentish Fens offer more than quiet and seclusion after the tumultuous Met. They are the almost perfect hiding place for bodies. 

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Savage Generation

With the civilised world on the brink of collapse, a former prison seems like a good place to hole up, but appearances can be very deceptive.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Boxer

Seventeen-year-old Sunny turns to amateur boxing after a vicious racial assault and finds himself pitted against a former friend in his first competition.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Linda Wilson

Drowned Lives

When Chris Buckley is approached by an old man who wants his help untangling an old family rift, he’s not keen, and it shows. But when the man is killed in a hit and run accident, things take a more sinister turn.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Linda Wilson

Whatever It Takes

When James Mercer’s latest heist doesn’t go according to plan, he’s presented with an ultimatum – pull off a seemingly impossible job or suffer the consequences.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Linda Wilson

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