Review Archive

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Prague Nights

Ambitious young doctor Christian Stern arrives in Prague and stumbles on the dead body of  the mistress of the Holy Roman Emperor and is plunged into a world of intrigues and rivalries in a court and country on the verge of a religious war.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Cleal

The Assassin of Verona

The young Will Shakespeare faces personal tragedy and political intrigue.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Cleal

The Eye of the Beholder

An end-of-his-rope private eye becomes obsessed with a beautiful female killer and pursues her for more than 20 years.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Cleal

Death in the Stars

As eclipse fever grips Britain, music hall star Selina Fellini hires investigator Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party. But Kate finds herself trying to solve three possible murders among the cast.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Cleal

The Shadow District

In wartime Reykjavik, a body of a young woman is found behind the National Theatre. An Icelander and a Canadian start investigation. In the present times an old man is discovered dead in his own bed. Newspaper cuttings found in his home report that particular death.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Ewa Sherman

Darkest Thoughts

Craig McIntyre has an ability that he does not want and that he cannot control. He has the power to drive people into dark and violent attacks on each other. Unfortunately for Craig his power has been noticed by sinister and powerful men.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Barnbrook


In an alternative Victorian Britain all people have developed a trait wherein thick black smoke emits from their body whenever they experience anger, lust, hatred or envy. Two boys who meet at a boarding school become embroiled in plots to uncover the nature and possible cure for this affliction.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Barnbrook

Trust Me

Kate Adiyiah saw a violent sexual attack on the internet, but proving it is impossible as the video no longer exists.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Mermaid's Scream

A middle-aged couple is found murdered in a South Devon caravan park, and the biographer of a local, reclusive literary legend is murdered. DI Wesley Peterson believes that the deaths are linked.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Kate Balfour

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love

Sidney Chambers, now Archdeacon of Ely, starts 1975 with some puzzles to solve around the persistence of love – love of wife and husband, love of children, of friends and unrequited love.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Anthea Hawdon

The Visitors

Marion lives with her domineering brother John in the house that has always been the family home. Although she loves John, she despises the secret that he keeps in the basement, and her own involvement in it.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Madeleine Marsh

Fatal Sunset

Valencia Chief Detective Max Camera is moved to the Homicide Section and assigned to a dubious case, but finds plenty in the death to keep him busy.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Chris Roberts

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