Review Archive

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The Cruel Prince

When Jude and her sisters saw the man murder their parents, they could not have realised the assassin would become their father.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Evil Things

It’s 1952. Hella Mauzer, the first female Inspector in the Helsinki Homicide Unit, has been deemed too emotional for her job, demoted and sent to a small-town police station in Lapland. She sees a chance to redeem and prove herself when an old man disappears in the forest.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Maid Frannie Langton tells the story of her life from a slave on a Jamaican sugar plantation to her trial where she’s accused of murdering her English employers.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

The Chemical Detective

Chemical engineer Dr Jaq Silver, working on avalanche control, uncovers a problem with a consignment of explosives which leads to her life being put at risk before she is framed for murder.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

The Body in the Boat

A coffin in a boat on Dungeness beach sees the Reverend Marcus Hardcastle and his friend Mrs Amelia Chaytor investigate a huge fraud and a plot that threatens the nation.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

What Might Have Been

London, England 1916. A left-wing government is dividing the country into opposing camps. Social division, economic disaster and international humiliation follow.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

A Killer's Alibi

Mafia boss Jimmy Nunzio is caught literally red handed, holding the knife that killed the son of his rival. Mike McFarland is the attorney hired to defend him.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Chris Roberts

Justice Gone

When ex-marine Jay Felson is beaten to death by police, someone shoots three of the officers involved and suspicion falls on Felson’s buddy Donald ‘Shortstop’ Darfield.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Chris Roberts


Detective Kyoichiro Kaga is a newcomer to the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo but proves to be very effective in unravelling secrets when a woman is found strangled.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

Maigret Defends Himself

When Maigret receives a formal notification to attend an interview with the Prefect of Police, he is alarmed. He is even more so when it turns out that he has been accused of assaulting an 18-year-old girl, whose father has important political connections.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Never Be Broken

Children are being stabbed and gunned down on the streets of London. DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake are expected to get results, but Noah is struggling with his own problems, just when Marnie needs him the most.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

Cruel Acts

When convicted murderer Leo Stone is allowed out of prison on licence while awaiting a fresh trial, another young woman disappears, leaving the finger of suspicion to point at him.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

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