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Bitter Remedy

Commissioner Alec Blume takes a break with a course on Bach Flower Remedies in Monterozzo, but the discovery that he is a policeman from Rome stirs up some activity related to cases of missing persons.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Chris Roberts

Bones Never Lie

Forensic scientist Temperance Brennan is called in to assist with a cold case investigation, and learns that DNA from a recent case links it to Anique Pomerleau, an old adversary.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Sylvia Wilson

Cemetery Girl

The disappearance of Tom and Abbey Stuart’s 12-year-old daughter shatters their marriage and their lives. Four years later she is found. She refuses to say anything about the time she has been missing and when the police arrest a suspect, she will not give evidence. The Stuarts face a choice: let the man who has destroyed their lives go free – or take matters into their own hands.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by John Cleal

Death of an Avid Reader

Detective Kate Shackleton is hired by a titled lady to find her illegitimate daughter and her inquiries take her into the quiet of a Yorkshire library, the poverty-stricken back streets of Leeds, a series of murders – and a meeting with a very clever monkey!

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by John Cleal


Gangland enforcer Roy Cady has been sentenced to death twice – by cancer and by his own boss. He escapes a murder set-up, rescues a young prostitute and the pair, together with her little ‘sister’, go on the run from New Orleans through Louisiana and Texas.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by John Cleal

Inside Enemy

Charles Thoroughgood, the newly-appointed head of a revamped MI6, is presented almost immediately with the problem of cyber attacks on the UK.  At the same time one of his field agents is murdered and a former colleague who turned traitor escapes from prison.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Arnold Taylor


Three Italian judges in three different areas each have similar ideals and are differently equipped to achieve them. Will any of them ever succeed in overcoming the established criminal societies with their associated collaborators in the field of the law?

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Sylvia Maughan

Sins of the Father

DS Jimmy Suttle’s marriage has broken up, his daughter is dead and a stomach-churning murder on his Devon patch leads him to Africa

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

The Ice Twins

A year after one of Sarah Moorcroft’s twins died in a tragic accident, the horrible realisation dawns that she might have made a terrible mistake about the identity of the dead twin.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Islanders

After a separation of quarter of a century, Olivier and Jeanne resume their occupation of the island, a notional refuge and the only place offering the pair contentment. But a death is only the start of a series of nightmarish events.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Night Hunter

Elvie McCulloch’s sister disappeared while out for a run. When a woman who disappeared in similar circumstances turns up dead in dramatic circumstances, Elvie starts to fear the worst for Sophie.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Spring of Kasper Meier

In 1946 Berlin, Kasper Meier is pressured to locate a RAF pilot but his attempts to find out the truth put him in extreme danger.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Chris Roberts

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