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The Execution

Jeremy Fisk of the NYPD Intelligence Division has to work with Cecilia Garza, his opposite number in Mexico, to counter a threat to Mexico’s newly-appointed president on a visit to the US.

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Linda Wilson


When 15-year-old Skye ends up in care, the children’s home is more like a young offenders’ institution and she has no one to turn to apart from a friend she met online. But it’s not her friend who comes to pick her up – it’s someone else entirely.

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

Butterfly Grave

When Joshua’s uncle is injured in a fall, Rose and Skeggsie accompany him to Newcastle, but Joshua is certain they’re being followed. Is there a connection with the mysterious disappearance of his father and Rose’s mother?

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

Orkney Twilight

Jim is a great storyteller, whose stories get wilder with each glass of whisky. Teenage daughter Sam tries to find out the truth about her undercover cop dad.

Reviewed on 27 February 2015 by John Cleal

A Killing of Angels

Someone tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into a banker’s pocket before pushing him in front of a Tube. It appears that a killer is stalking the Square Mile.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by John Cleal

A Trick of the Mind

Ellie is convinced she’s been responsible for a hit and run accident and is determined to make amends, but her decision to become involved with the victim has far-reaching consequences.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

A Twist of the Knife

A collection of short stories bringing together vengeful spouses, ghosts and police procedurals, including the first-ever case for Roy Grace.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

As the Crow Flies

DI Nick Dixon has moved back to Somerset from the Met – and finds himself investigating the death of an old climbing friend who wasn’t all that he seemed

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

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

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