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The Final Minute

Matt Barron has lost his memory in a car accident but he’s not sure if the people who are meant to be helping him can really be trusted, and when his past does start to catch up with him, nothing is quite what it seems.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

Sleuth Reverend Sidney Chambers and his friend DI ‘Geordie’ Keating face four more mysteries.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by John Cleal

The Silent Boy

The son of Edward Savill’s estranged wife has been brought to England by French émigrés fleeing the bloody excesses of the Revolution. But the horrors he has witnessed – and a terrible secret he holds – keep the boy from speaking.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by John Cleal

Lonely Graves

Reviewed on 05 February 2015 by

A House of Knives

DS Cathal Breen and DC Helen Tozer investigate the death and mutilation of an MP’s son in swinging – and corrupt – London in 1968.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by John Cleal

Come, Sweet Death

Simon Brenner finds driving an ambulance less stressful than police work, but his boss pushes him back into detection to find out how a competitor is stealing their business.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Chris Roberts

Dead of Night

DCI Tom Mariner and his Birmingham team investigate the disappearance of a young woman, whose clothes are sent, neatly cleaned and pressed, to the police

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Sharon Wheeler


In bed with ‘flu, Dr Kay Scarpetta is called to the body of a young girl posed in the middle of an MIT sports field, her body covered in a dust that fluoresces in rainbow colours. Scarpetta is reminded of similar cases in Washington, but the FBI is determined to prove that they are unrelated.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Sylvia Wilson

Gun Machine

A disenchanted New York detective is jolted into life when his partner is killed and during a search of the murder building he stumbles on a room containing hundreds of guns arranged in a bizarre pattern – each used in a recent killing and each matched with a weapon used in a historic murder.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by John Cleal


When troubled teenager Emma Thorley went missing, the police and everyone else assumed she’d run away again, but 11 years later when a body is found in woods near Blyth, it looks like there was another, far more deadly reason for her disappearance.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Hour of Darkness

A female naked body is washed up near Edinburgh baffles police until a woman is found to be missing from a bloodstained flat.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

How The Light Gets In

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec Surete investigates the death of a quintuplet, and his battle with corrupt powerful people comes to a culmination.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Chris Roberts

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