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A Colder War

When the chief of Station in Ankara is killed in a plane crash, the Head of MI6 asks Thomas Kell to investigate. Kell, a previously disgraced agent, sees this as an opportunity to rehabilitate himself, but it soon becomes clear that a mole is at work.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Finders Keepers

At a time when his family is falling apart, Peter Saubers finds a trunk full of cash and Molskine notebooks. The money is enough to save his family, and what’s in the notebooks changes his heart.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Madeleine Marsh

Into the Night

A string of headless corpses puts pressure on Inspector Jaap Rykel, especially when the first victim has Rykel’s picture on his phone.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Chris Roberts

Killer Plan

Caroline Robinson’s life is turned upside down when her husband is murdered and one of her sons is kidnapped, but she can’t go to the police for fear of implicating herself.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

King of the Weeds

PI Mike Hammer and secretary and partner Velda are planning a long overdue wedding when he is targeted by a hitman. At the same time, the couple’s friend Captain Pat Chambers, nearing retirement, finds his whole career under threat when a man he and Hammer helped convict years before is freed – and policemen start to die.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by John Cleal

Nearly Departed

Emily believes her house is haunted. A group of her schoolfriends decide to investigate, but nothing in Woodsville is ever straightforward.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

Prayer for the Dead

DI Tony McLean struggles to find a link between a series of bizarre killings in Edinburgh.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

A Book of Scars

DS Cathal Breen is recovering at the Devon farm of his former partner Helen Tozer, whose sister was murdered five years before. When a second killing copies the style, Breen and Tozer investigate – and uncover secrets from the past.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by John Cleal

A Killing Winter

Inspector Akyl Borubaev of the Biskek Murder Squad is called to investigate the horrific and bizarre killing of a young woman, and soon finds that this is no random atrocity.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Chris Roberts

Flesh and Blood

On Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, her plans are disrupted by the shooting of a musician outside his house – and there are similarities to two recent unsolved murders in New Jersey.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Sylvia Wilson


A serial killer murders a prison officer and returns to the scene of his crimes to kill again. Detective Abbie Kearney must somehow halt his rampage.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by John Cleal

Missing You

NYPD detective Kat Donovan decides to brave online dating, only to stumble across the profile of her ex-fiancé who broke her heart 18 years ago. He doesn’t seem to remember her, then becomes a suspect in a potential abduction.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Craig Sisterson

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