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After the Fire

After a devastating fire in a London tower block, DC Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent have to uncover the secret world of the 11th floor.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Linda Wilson


Brice Casadamont moves to the countryside in a move planned by his wife, now absent. As his life falls apart, he spends more and more time with Blanche, a local who also has some problems.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Chris Roberts

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

London’s most ramshackle psychical detective agency are on the verge of going broke and have no option other than to take on the case that no one else wants.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Cold Dish

Cody Prichard’s murder looks like revenge for the rape of a local Cheyenne girl. Sheriff Walt Longmire needs to find the shooter to prevent further deaths.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Dying Season

Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges is caught in the middle of a row between hunters and conservationists in the Dordogne town of St Denis, as well as having a suspicious death to investigate.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Fifth Season

A woman’s mutilated body found in a forest shows signs of the most appalling torture. Inspector Malin Fors sees similarities to the case of a young woman found raped and beaten years before and still in a psychiatric unit.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by John Cleal

The Good Suicides

After a team-building event, one of the staff members kills his family before taking his own life. Three years later, another member of that event kills herself. It’s up to Inspector Salgado of the Barcelona police to find out why.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Madeleine Marsh

The Invention of Fire

Sixteen corpses have been dumped in a London midden bearing wounds not seen before. John Gower, poet and trader in secrets, investigates despite official reluctance and struggles against failing vision, deception and treachery to prevent an even more devastating massacre.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by John Cleal

The Saint-Fiacre Affair

An anonymous message Maigret receives predicting a death during the mass on All Souls Day prompts him to return to the village in which he was born.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Arnold Taylor

The White Van

Drifter Emily Rosario is plunged into a world of confusion and fear when she is used as a pawn in a bank raid. As she struggles to escape, she is pursued by a desperate policeman who sees the stolen money as the solution to his own problems.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by John Cleal

To the Top of the Mountain

It’s summer in Stockholm. The A-Unit has been disbanded, and its former members are disillusioned. Detective Paul Hjelm and his team race against time while investigating three separate cases.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Ewa Sherman

Ugly Bus

Newly-promoted young sergeant Martin Finch struggles to control a group of veteran policemen under the pressures of a football riot and violent demonstrations.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by John Cleal

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