Review Archive

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Maigret's Pickpocket

Maigret’s wallet is stolen but then returned to him, with nothing missing. The detective is intrigued when a mysterious man admits to the theft.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Arnold Taylor

A Shadow Intelligence

MI6 agent Elliot Kane is brought home in a hurry when an operation is abruptly terminated. He seems to be under suspicion – and then he receives a message from a friend pointing him to a video of himself, a very clever fake.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Chris Roberts

Death Run

Private detective Jack Barclay is asked to investigate when a man falls from the top of a block of flats, and crushes and kills a woman in a car below.
 

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Chris Roberts

Playboy

Detective Mario Lame is given a tip which means he is standing over a body when the military police arrive to investigate. He needs to find out what is going on before he ends up on the hook for the killing.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Chris Roberts

Not Playing Fair

When seven professional footballers are killed in seven days, DCI Charlie Miskin and his team face a seemingly unsolvable problem.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by John Cleal

Death in a Desert Land

Agatha Christie is asked by British intelligence to investigate doubts surrounding the death of explorer Gertrude Bell, and plunges into a snake pit of passions, deception and poisonous plots in the blistering heat of the Iraqi desert.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by John Cleal

The Bear Pit

Captain Damian Seeker, Cromwell’s counter-intelligence ‘enforcer’ faces another assassination plot against the Lord Protector and must also solve the riddle of a murder by bear!

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by John Cleal

The Darker Arts

Paranormal investigators Inspectors Frey and McGray face a race to save McGray’s trusted clairvoyant Madame Katerina when she is condemned to hang after being the only survivor of a séance involving three of Edinburgh’s wealthiest families.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by John Cleal

Ghosts of the Past

What links the cold-blooded execution of a former Australian soldier in 1906 to a modern hunt for a fortune in buried gold? Sydney journalist Nick Eatwell digs deep into his family’s past – and finds his own life is in danger.


Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by John Cleal

Wolves at the Door

Bergen’s social-worker-turned-private investigator Varg Veum, who’s been scared by earlier accusations of sexual abuse, decides to reopen his earlier case after he is nearly killed by a speeding car.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Lies We Tell

Miriam’s daughter has disappeared, but she can’t tell her husband. Not if she is to keep her marriage from shattering into a hundred pieces.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Sleepwalker

Aidan hears the mass murderer’s final words. But they are not the long-awaited location of his final victim. Far from it.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

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