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Atonement of Blood

An assassination attempt is made on Colgu, King of Cashel. Fidelma, his sister, decides to try to find out who did it. A long journey ensues in which she makes good use of her skills as a lawyer.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

A Letter of Mary

Mary Russell Holmes and her husband Sherlock’s retirement is interrupted when a figure from Mary’s past arrives with a gift – an inlaid box containing a stained papyrus which could prove a biblical bombshell. When the visitor is run down a day later, the Holmes investigate her murder and its motives.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by John Cleal

Cockroaches

The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room in Bangkok. Detective Harry Hole is despatched to investigate but few people are willing to talk and he once again faces danger from hidden adversaries.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Tracy Johnson

Forty Days Without Shadow

When the theft of a valued native drum and the killing of a reindeer breeder occur within a few days of each other, the Reindeer Police face more than arctic winter conditions in their efforts to secure justice.

Reviewed on 04 September 2014 by Chris Roberts

Kill and Tell

DI Will Wagstaffe is desperate to find evidence to exonerate a subordinate of the murder for which he is on remand, but the disappearance of a man with Sicilian ancestry is a distraction.

Reviewed on 04 September 2014 by Chris Roberts

Shelter

When a girl at Mickey Bolitar’s school goes missing, he teams up with an unlikely group of friends to track her down.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

Artefacts of the Dead

Critically injured DI Bob Valentine is recalled from convalescence to investigate two horrifying murders. His investigations are hampered by an anxious by-the-book divisional commander and a series of ‘visions’ that leave him doubting his own sanity.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by John Cleal

Black Chalk

Six new Oxford students form an instant friendship. At the Freshers’ Fair they sign up with the mysterious Games Society and The Game – an elaborate mixture of luck and consequences emerges. Early penalties are trivial but become more humiliating as they are played out against a background of changing relationships which inevitably lead to tragedy.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by John Cleal

Con Law

Law professor John Bookman visits an old student who is alarmed that his client’s fracking operations are causing serious environmental damage.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Chris Roberts

Gone Girl

It is the fifth wedding anniversary of Nick and Amy Dunne but they are not to spend it together because Amy disappears. The police believe that her husband is responsible, though he denies it and they can’t prove it.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Shredder

Finn McGuire is caught in the middle of a gang war that’s getting nastier by the minute and is in danger from both sides.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

Someone To Watch OVer Me

Reykjavik lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by a deeply unpleasant and manipulative child sex offender with a view to overturning the conviction of a fellow inmate in his secure unit. Her investigations are hampered by lies, half-truths and cover-ups.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by John Cleal

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