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Slow Motion Ghosts

DI Henry Hobbes, ostracised by his colleagues for reporting a racial assault, is plunged into the obsessive world of fan worship by the ritual killing of a rock singer. 

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by John Cleal

The Anarchists' Club

When a woman’s body is found in a shallow grave with Leo Stanhope’s address in her purse, the resulting investigation threatens Leo’s carefully guarded secret.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Katharina Code

On the anniversary of Katharina Haugen’s disappearance 24 years ago, Chief Inspector William Wisting looks through the case files as he does every year. He also visits her husband Martin. This time it seems that the grieving husband has gone missing – and he might have been involved in another cold case involving a kidnapped teenager.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Mongolian Conspiracy

Filiberto Garcia, a Mexico City police hitman, is assigned to investigate when rumours are heard of an assassination planned for the US president on a forthcoming visit.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Woman in the Woods

A tree falls in the woods, exposing the body of woman who had given birth just before her death. Private investigator Charlie Parker is engaged to look into the circumstances of her death and the whereabouts of her child.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

Three Bullets

A conflicted freelance photojournalist investigates his ex-girlfriend’s supposed suicide, but while he battles his own demons he also uncovers the rotten core at the heart of JFK’s Camelot.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by John Cleal

Trust No One

Sara has a handful of useless belongings and a polaroid photo of a man. She has nothing else, not even her memory.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Unearthly Things

Newly-orphaned Janie Mason is transplanted from Hawaii to San Francisco following her parents’ death, but there are strange undercurrents to life in her new family’s opulent mansion.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

Into the River

Teenager Ben stands with his weaker friend Fab throughout childhood – and then an opportunity arises for Fab to return the favour.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Shape of Lies

Scott is taunting Anna through the radio, his voice familiar, his words haunting. But he shouldn’t be. He died 14 years ago.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The famous detective Hercule Poirot retires anonymously to the quiet village of King’s Abbot, but when his friend Roger Ackroyd is murdered, he is persuaded to take up one last case.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Madeleine Marsh

Hall of Mirrors

A London building boss is due to appear in court and a rival is due to testify against him. A young Bryant and May are detailed to make sure he does. But then he decides to attend a house party in a country mansion, which is where it all goes very wrong.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Sylvia Maughan

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