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Lost Worlds 2: Shadow Creatures

In the search for new DNA and a cure for his paralysis, Calum Challenger and his friends plan to hunt down a shadowy creature in Hong Kong. But when Calum's taken hostage and taken to New Mexico, no one knows he's gone. And he's not the only one in trouble.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson


A fearless reporter, Tatiana Petrovna, is found dead, apparently having committed suicide by throwing herself from the sixth floor of an apartment block. At about the same time a billionaire Mafia chief is shot dead. As Senior Investigator, Arkady Renko, looks into the first case, he comes to believe that it is in some way connected with the second.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Walking With Ghosts

Hotel owner ‘Honey’ Driver, police liaison officer for her association, becomes involved in a murder and a hunt for a priceless artefact when a woman is killed on a ghost walk.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by John Cleal

White Crocodile

Tess Hardy is clearing mines in Cambodia, trying to find why her husband died, and whether the feared White Crocodile holds the explanation.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Chris Roberts

Young Philby

Kim Philby fled Beirut aboard a Russian ship that sailed so hurriedly it left much of its cargo on the dockside. Cleared by a British inquiry through lack of evidence, the former senior intelligence liaison officer in Washington had spied for the Communists for more than 30 years. 

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by John Cleal

The Devil's Chair

Coroner Martha Gunn and DI Alex Randall are baffled by a series of cryptic notes following the disappearance of a four-year-old girl on a remote country road.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Fourth Motive

When Judge Callen’s daughter Paige suffers multiple attacks the reasons may lie with her work as an assistant DA, or perhaps her father did something in the past to seriously offend someone…

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by John Cleal

The Gods of Guilt

Mickey Haller is surprised to discover that a cyber-pimp accused of murder was recommended to him by his alleged victim – an escort girl Haller represented years before. His decision to defend the man pits Haller against corrupt lawmen who will stop at nothing to cover up their crimes.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by John Cleal

The Innocence Game

Three graduates set out to examine a cold case involving the kidnap and murder of a young boy as a possible miscarriage of justice.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by John Cleal

The Unquiet Grave

Maverick DI Damen Brook is back from suspension and exiled to the cold case squad. He’s eager to escape this backwater, but his attitude changes when he spots a pattern in a series of murders that began in 1963.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by John Cleal

The Ways of the World

James Maxted is informed that his diplomat father has been accidentally killed in Paris whilst attending the Versailles peace talks in 1919. He’s not convinced of the cause of death and in spite of danger to his own life, begins to investigate.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Wild People

When a young woman dies in the back of Glyn Capaldi’s car after a botched operation to catch a gang of car thieves, he’s determined not to let her death be swept under the carpet as nothing more than a tragic accident.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

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