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The Unmourned

The brutal superintendent of a prison has been murdered and the prime and only suspect is a fiery Irish prisoner. She will hang unless ticket-of-leave gentleman convict and amateur detective Hugh Monsarrat and his clever housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney can find the real killer.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Cleal

The Darkest Place

Out-of-favour DCI Tom Reynolds gets a Christmas day call to a mass grave on an island off the Kerry coast, once the home of a controversial psychiatric institution, where there is one body too many – probably that of one of the doctors, missing for more than 40 years.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Cleal

The Chestnut Man

Headstrong detective and single mother Naia Thulin and Mark Hess, a burned-out investigator suspended from Europol, investigate the horrific murders of young women in Copenhagen.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Suspect

Journalist Kate Waters is the first on the story of two girls who have gone missing in Thailand. But this time her scoop is personal and dangerously close to home.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor


Allison is missing, presumed dead. And she needs to keep that belief going if she is to stay alive.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The October Man

Tobias Winter of the German magic police has to find the connection that links a death in a vineyard with the supernatural history of the Trier area.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Anthea Hawdon

You Let Me In

Elle is a successful author who lives in a beautiful house on a Cornish cliff. She is convinced that someone has access to her house and to her secrets.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Barnbrook

Two Can Keep a Secret

When Ellery and Ezra Corcoran arrive in the small town of Echo Ridge, Ellery is determined to uncover its secrets, including the disappearance of her aunt 23 years ago,

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Linda Wilson


1798. Paris is on the brink of revolution. Camille Durbonne, struggling to pay food and rent, plays a dangerous game on the filthy streets and in the glittering courts.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Sinner's Prayer

Against his better judgement, JT Ellington is lured back into the murky world of private investigation. But with a sizeable proportion of the bad guys in Bristol after him, even the resourceful JT might finally have met his match

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Elliot Rook, QC, is asked to represent a racist bigot accused of murder and finds it difficult to refuse – his client knows well the skeletons in Rook’s closet.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Chris Roberts

Blood Lines

The victims could not be more disparate, but DI Kim Stone knows their shared cause of death are not coincidental.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

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