Review Archive

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The Backs

Unorthodox Cambridge DC Gary Goodhew stops at a roadblock for a burning car and finds a dead man tied to a tree with wire. A shoplifter is arrested in Leeds, a paramedic attacked at a murder scene. These incidents tie into a complicated web of sex, student prostitution and killing.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by John Cleal

Lost Worlds

Calum Challenger is in search of the Almasti, a creature unrecognised by science which is believed to live in the wilds of the Caucasus mountains. With the help of a motley bunch of allies, he goes up against a shadowy corporation in a race to find them first.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Keeper

When a missing person enquiry turns into a murder hunt, DI Sean Corrigan is certain that there’s a serial abductor is at work and it's only a matter of time before another woman turns up dead.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

Morning Frost

Denton is its usual hotbed of crime and this time it comes with added body parts, as a farmer ploughing his fields soon discovers. On top of that, DS Jack Frost has to cope with shootings and the death of his wife.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

The City of Strangers

Detective Sergeant Stefan Gillespie is sent to New York on what appears to be a simple mission to escort a suspected murderer back to Ireland.  It turns out to be far from simple and highly dangerous.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The Cambodian Book of the Dead

German detective Maier, an ex-journalist with experience in the Far East, is sent to Cambodia to arrange the return of the heir to a fortune.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Chris Roberts

I Am Max Lamm

Max Lamm, a young man disgraced in New York, is sheltering in London but when he kills a Pakistani youth he sets off a series of riots.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Chris Roberts

The Kennedy Conspiracy

Who killed John F Kennedy? A British journalist was there and saw it happen.  He subsequently overhears something that put his own life and that of others in danger. The truth must come out.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Sylvia Maughan

Where the Devil Can't Go

Janusz Kiszka, unofficial ‘fixer’ for East London’s Polish community, finds himself caught in a web of politics, murder, religion and drugs when he sets out to investigate the disappearance of a young girl.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by John Cleal

A Song from Dead Lips

DS Cathal Breen is assigned to the murder of a young girl near the famous Abbey Road recording studios. He is given a young and impulsive temporary female DC as an assistant and together the pair follow a series of clues which lead them from the Beatles’ fan club to an African conflict in which millions are dying.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by John Cleal

Dead Rich

New York PI Mac MacLeary jumps at the chance to leave a boring infidelity case for a trip to Europe. Arriving at the holiday home in Sardinia, his family has disappeared. Is the disappearance related to the case back home? 

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

Hard Going

DCI Bill Slider and his team investigate the death of a former solicitor who, friends say, didn't have an enemy in the world

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

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