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Bones of the Lost

A girl is killed in a hit-and-run on a lonely stretch of road. Was it an accident or murder?  Then Temperance Brennan is drafted in to analyse the remains of two Afghan nationals killed by a marine during a raid on a village. 

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sylvia Wilson


Professor Robert Langdon wakes up injured, evidently in Florence, to find himself being chased.  His attempts to remember what he was doing before this event require him to identify the violent images he keeps seeing. 

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

The Double

PI Spero Lucas sets out to find a missing painting – and runs into a conman and his two violent sidekicks.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Cross and Burn

It looks like it's all over for Carol Jordan and Tony Hill – until a serial killer with a taste for blonde women strikes close to home

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Road to Hell

A body of a half-naked woman is discovered in a park in Edinburgh. It looks like murder, and when a second body is found, also unclothed, DS Alice Rice wonders if the two cases are connected.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Doll's House

A crime scene has been posed to look like the interior of a doll’s house, complete with a badly mutilated victim. DI Phil Brennan has to struggle with an unfamiliar team and an increasingly distant wife, as well as a series of seemingly unrelated murders.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Swedish Girl

When a student is brutally murdered in a shared house, her flatmates come under suspicion and at first it looks like this will be an open and shut case, but policeman’s daughter, Kirsty Wilson, isn’t so sure.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

Hunting Shadows

DI Ellen Kelly returns to work after compassionate leave and finds herself confronted by a case involving the abduction of a little girl. Realising that she is in a race against time, she throws herself into the investigation and pursues it single-mindedly.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The Last Alibi

Lawyer Jason Kolarich has a visit from a client who expects to be arrested for murder; six months later he stands accused himself.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Chris Roberts


A girl is murdered; her boyfriend confesses to the crime and spends twenty-five years in jail, but questions remain unanswered.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Chris Roberts

The Governor's Wife

Bode Bonner, Governor of Texas, has become a self-satisfied and cynical politician. His wife has retained her caring side and takes an opportunity to get involved in a medical enterprise on the Mexican border. The two lifestyles inevitably collide with devastating consequences.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Sylvia Maughan

Rage Against the Dying

Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn is trying to build a life apart from the human trafficking and sex predators she acted as bait for in her undercover career, but she is dragged back into this sordid and brutal world when a man confesses a notorious string of sex killings – including the murder of a young agent she had trained.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by John Cleal

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