Review Archive

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The Dead on Leave

A march by Mosley and his Blackshirts is held in Leeds. There is considerable violence throughout the march and when it is over the body of a man is discovered. He has been strangled.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Syndicate

1947. A notorious New York mobster is murdered in Hollywood. Jonathan Craine, a retired Los Angeles policeman, is blackmailed into taking on the task of finding his killer.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Motherland

Captain Natalya Ivanova of the St Petersburg police makes preliminary enquiries when a Swedish girl goes missing, but the case has many complications.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Chris Roberts

Stitch Up

Lawyer Robbie Munro is asked by an old flame to investigate a death, while doing his best to protect his ex-copper father who’s accused of stitching up a child-killer.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Chris Roberts

Shell Game

VI Warshawski is run ragged when the nephew of her closest friend is linked to a murder, and the niece of her ex-husband shows up desperate about a missing sister.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Chris Roberts

Slugger

When a priest is killed in what is made to look like a Jewish atrocity, Harry Kvist has his suspicions. An opportunity for payback is difficult to refuse.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Burning Hill

An encounter between a young British soldier and a couple of street kids on Brazil’s Copacabana beach has fateful consequences.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Changeling Murders

As London rebuilds after the Great Fire, thief-taker Charlie Tuesday’s former flame is kidnapped on the way to her own wedding and an actress, wearing her clothes, is found hanging from theatre scenery.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by John Cleal

Captive

Australian lawyer Kerry Maxwell, in Africa to volunteer alongside vet Dr Graham Baird at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, finds herself a captive in a bloody feud on the frontline of the war on poaching.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by John Cleal

Cold Bones

DS Aector McAvoy follows a report that an elderly woman has not been seen for days and finds her frozen in her bath, the start of a trail that reaches far into the past and uncovers a series of grisly murders.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by John Cleal

A Snapshot of Murder

Kate Shackleton organises a photographic society outing to Haworth, the heart of Brontë country. But when the most obnoxious member of the party is murdered, her planned break from detection comes to an abrupt end.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by John Cleal

Blood & Sugar

A body hanging on a hook at Deptford Dock, horribly tortured and branded with a slaver’s mark, propels American war hero Captain Harry Corsham into a dark secret at the very core of British society.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by John Cleal

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