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A Quarter Past Dead

Some residents of Temple Regis might look upon the new Buntorama holiday camp as a disaster for the seaside town. But not as much as a disaster as a dead woman being found murdered in one of the chalets. It falls to Judy Dimont to work out the twisty plot of dynasties and murder.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Anthea Hawdon

Run Away

When wealthy investment manager Simon Green sees his drug addict daughter busking in a park, all he wants is to bring her home. But she runs away, and Simon ends up in a fight with her boyfriend that goes viral on social media. And Paige doesn’t want to be found.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

Out of the Ashes

When a fire turns out to be arson, DI Maya Rahman heads the investigation into two deaths, and strongly suspects there might be more to come.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

Where No Shadows Fall

Formerly a criminal investigator, Superintendent Grace Macallan is desk bound and, unable to stand it any longer, requests a transfer. It so happens that a notorious Glasgow gang member has apparently committed suicide whilst in prison. Grace is given the task of investigating the suicide and compiling a report.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Marked For Death

Barrister Michael Devlin and his partner Sarah Truman become very personally involved when a retired Chief Justice is found murdered in a spectacular fashion.
 

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

The disappearance of the three Van Apfel girls from their sleepy Australian suburb in 1992 has been a mystery which still haunts their friends 20 years later.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Satapur Moonstone

Lawyer Perveen Mistry is selected to advise on the education of a young maharaja in the tiny princely state of Satapur and finds the boy is at the centre of a power dispute.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Death Chamber

In 1977, a 17-year-old girl was never seen again after leaving a village disco. Twenty years later, police searching for another missing teenager find her remains. Cleaning company boss and amateur detective Stella Darnell and her tube train driver partner Jack Harmon investigate.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by John Cleal

The Conviction of Cora Burns

Cora Burns, born in a prison and raised in a workhouse, has always struggled to control a streak of violence. A new life as a servant in the home of a scientist gives her a chance of a future, but she soon suspects that she, like a young girl she has befriended, are subjects of a living experiment.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by John Cleal

Dead at First Sight

A woman’s apparent suicide leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace into the world of internet romance scams – and a gang willing to kill anyone who threatens to expose them.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by John Cleal

What Lies Buried

A ten-year-old girl disappears from a birthday party. Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler races against time to find her. But will her abductor stop at one child – and what is the connection with a 70-year-old murder?

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by John Cleal

White Hot Silence

Aid worker Anastasia Cristakos is kidnapped. Her billionaire husband hires ex-MI6 man Paul Sampson, her former lover, to find and free her.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by John Cleal

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