Review Archive

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More Than You'll Ever Know

More than 30 years after the murder of her husband, Lore Rivera agrees to talk about the killing to a journalist. Until then, she had been silent to protect both herself and her children from old, deep wounds.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Match

A now successful 30-something, who grew up alone in the woods, seeks to find his family through DNA testing. Reality TV, trolling and murders play their parts as his investigations continue.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by John Verpeleti

Murder at the Theatre Royale

Christmas 1935. When a new production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol brings violent death to the West End stage, intrepid reporter, Daphne King is just the woman to solve this seasonal murder mystery.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Viv Beeby

Midsummer Mysteries

A collection of short stories by Agatha Christie, each originally published in the 1920s.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Sylvia Maughan

Tied up in Tinsel

Christmas at Halberds Manor. When a visiting manservant disappears without trace the seasonal jollity turns to fear and suspicion. Superintendent Roderick Alleyn and his wife Troy investigate.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Viv Beeby

Murder on the Christmas Express

When the sleeper train from London to the snowbound Scottish Highlands comes off the rails on Christmas Eve and a body is found in a locked cabin, it’s up to a former Met detective to find the killer before they strike again.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Viv Beeby

Murder in the Falling Snow

A collection of ten short stories all with a wintry feel. Classic crime writers such as Dorothy L Sayers and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle contribute their own take on a chilling and shadowy festive season.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Viv Beeby

The Dark

Kate North takes a job as resident doctor during the winter at a UN research station in the Antarctic. As the darkness closes in, she realises that the death of her predecessor may not have been an accident.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Chris Roberts

Death Threats and Other Stories

A collection of five short stories from various stages in the career of Inspector Maigret, demonstrating different aspects of the famous French detective.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Chris Roberts

Dalziel and Pascoe Hunt the Christmas Killer & Other Stories

Eleven intriguing short stories by the late Reginald Hill, with a forward by Val McDermid.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Linda Wilson

Rosy & John

Jean Garnier has hidden seven bombs around Paris and demands the release of his mother Rose from prison as the price of stopping the carnage.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Chris Roberts

Addis Ababa Noir

A compilation of 14 short stories set in Addis Ababa that convey an uneasy picture of life in the Ethiopian capital.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by Chris Roberts

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