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Killing For Keeps

When two hideously brutal killings take place within a few hours of each other, it’s not hard to find the link between the two, but bringing the killers to justice proves a lot harder for DCI Kate Daniels and her team.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson


England is poised on the brink of civil war in 1455. Former soldier Simon Roseblood, a sworn Lancastrian supporter, faces growing threats to his position and businesses – and a fanatical group seeking revenge for a massacre in which he had no part.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by John Cleal

Singapore Noir

Fourteen short stories about the dark side of the lives of local residents  that belie the common belief that Singapore is a sanitised and dull place.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Chris Roberts


Adam thought he was finished with adventure when he turned 13, but when bad things start to happen to people he’s connected with, his life is about to be turned upside down again.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Tell No Tales

Peterborough’s hate crimes unit - DI Dushan Zigic and DS Mel Ferreira – battle community tensions as they investigate a hit and run accident and also the murder of two immigrants who were kicked to death

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

The Director

Post WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, the CIA is fast losing credibility. The president appoints as CIA Director Graham Weber, a wealthy businessman and a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, with full authority to make any changes he considers necessary,

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The Kill Room

An outspoken critic of US foreign policy is assassinated in the Bahamas. All routes lead to a shady government agency. Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs investigate.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by John Cleal

The Monogram Murders

Hercule Poirot is sitting in a coffee house in London when in flies a young woman in a state of panic. Later three bodies are discovered in a local hotel, each carefully laid out in a particular way. Are the two incidents linked? Poirot and sidekick Catchpole from Scotland Yard investigate.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Sylvia Maughan

A Spider in the Cup

Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands, investigating the body of a young woman found in the Thames mud and also charged with protecting a powerful American senator who’s in London for a key economic conference, discovers the two are linked – and that far more is at stake.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by John Cleal

An Event in Autumn

Inspector Kurt Wallander is about to buy a house from a colleague – but he makes a gruesome discovery in the garden.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

For Valour

Someone in the Special Forces is going to extraordinary lengths to cover up a death in training. Can ex-SAS sergeant Nick Stone get to the bottom of the mystery, and stay alive on the way?

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Fiona Spence

Green and Pleasant Land

Newly retired cops Fran Harman and Mark Turner don’t get much of a chance to put their feet up as they are called in by West Mercia police to investigate a cold case – but their welcome is less than warm.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

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