Review Archive

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Maigret Sets a Trap

The investigation into a series of five identical murders, all women and all in the Montmartre arrondissement has stalled, but Maigret now has a plan that he hopes will move the investigation forward.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Hell Bay

A London detective returns to his childhood home overlooking Hell Bay on the Scilly island of Bryher, and when a girl is found murdered on the beach agrees to spearhead the investigation.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Chris Roberts

Greeks Bearing Gifts

Bernie Gunther starts a new career as an insurance investigator, but a trip to Greece to investigate a claim for a lost ship has a none-too-comfortable connection with wartime events.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Chris Roberts

Golden Prey

Lucas Davenport is now working as a US Marshal, and sets out to find a ruthless killer who recently robbed a drug cartel. Unsurprisingly he is not the only one in the chase.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Chris Roberts

Afraid to Death

Joe Egan has been on the run since childhood from a mysterious blonde vision who appears to him whenever someone close to him dies.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Cleal

South Atlantic Requiem

War is building in the South Atlantic as Argentina prepares an invasion of the British Falkland islands. Conflicted MI6 man William Catesby is loyal to his country but will do anything he can to stop hostilities breaking out.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Cleal

A Talent for Murder

Successful murder mystery author Agatha Christie is blackmailed into committing a murder on behalf of a controlling madman.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Cleal

A Brush with Death

Artist Susie Mahl is a guest at the country seat of the Earl of Greengrass when her host is murdered in the parish churchyard. With the local police baffled, she applies her eye for detail and her natural inquisitiveness to uncover the killer.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Cleal

Shadows

DC Lucy Clayburn’s father is a key figure in organised crime in the North West. Her career will be in trouble if this gets out.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Barnbrook

Run

Life couldn’t get much worse for Leanne Riley – she’s out of work and barely surviving life in a grotty bed-sit. Jake could be her escape route or her road to hell.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Unquiet Spirits

Sherlock does not believe in ghosts. It seems he does not believe in the beautiful Scotswoman Isla McLaren either. These are two dangerous errors.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

It All Falls Down

Nora is looking for answers to her broken past. She doesn’t realise Detroit, where the questions take her, is a desperate city that will break her even more.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

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