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The Demons of Ghent

People are falling from the tops of buildings in Ghent. Did they fall or were they pushed? Veerle suspects the latter might be true, but she’s already in enough trouble at home and really shouldn’t get involved.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

Getting Warmer

Senior detective Cato Kwong is back in the city after his ‘exile’. He finds himself in danger when he tries to deal with a missing girl, a manipulative killer, growing gang violence – and faces doubts over the motives and honesty of some of his colleagues.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by John Cleal

Midnight in Europe

Cristian Ferrar, a Spanish émigré living in Paris and employed by a law firm on the Champs Elysées, is persuaded to become involved in running arms to the Spanish Republican forces in their fight against Franco.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Night Heron

A British journalist is offered Chinese secret material by a source long thought to be moribund and is drawn into an intelligence operation, with dramatic consequences.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Axeman's Jazz

1919 and a mad axeman is terrifying New Orleans, America’s most racially mixed and vibrant city. Three very different individuals – a police Lieutenant with his own secrets, a disgraced ex-detective and the mixed-race secretary of a detective agency – set out to track him down.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by John Cleal

The Ballad of Mila

Two gangs are fighting for control of Venetia in north-east Italy. Mila Zago is a woman out for revenge, skilfully playing both sides off against each other as the body count mounts up around her.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Bloody City

Edwin Weaver, son of the former bailiff of Conisbrough Castle, has already bailed his devious lord out of trouble once. When William de Warenne, earl of Surrey, decides to change sides – again – in the civil war ripping England apart, he volunteers Edwin for a dangerous mission.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by John Cleal

The Investigation

In a wartime Japanese prison a guard is murdered under strange circumstances, and a young soldier is tasked with finding the culprit.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Lifers' Club

When archaeologist Alan Cadbury starts to look into the case of a so-called honour killing, he doesn’t expect to end up under threat, but someone wants to make sure he keeps his nose – and his trowel – out of things that don’t concern him.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Long Fall

Kate seems to have it all – a perfect family, a lovely house and a successful career. But her world comes tumbling down when the past returns to haunt her.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Telling Error

A personal ad appears on a website, describing a murder in detail. Meanwhile Nicki, a suburban mum, panics on seeing a familiar policeman when she is on her way to pick up her child from school. She seems to have a guilty secret. Is she involved in the murder?

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

Until You're Mine

Zoe Harper appears to be the perfect live-in nanny for Claudia Morgan-Brown’s twin stepsons and soon to be born baby.  But Zoe is not what she seems.  What is she after and is it related to the nearby attacks on two pregnant girls?

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

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