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Silent Saturday

Veerle longs to escape from her controlling, neurotic mother and the boredom of life in suburban Brussels. A secret society devoted to exploring hidden places provides exactly what she needs, but it also brings danger.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Bet Your Life

A boy is found in Port Sentinel, badly beaten and left for dead. Jess Tennant doesn’t want to get involved, but when her cousin and a friend plead with her to do some detective work, Jess finds herself inexorably drawn into the mystery of what really did happen to the seemingly popular and exceedingly rich Seb Dawson.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Young Sherlock Holmes: Knife Edge

Sherlock has nearly found his way back to England after his adventures in the Far East, but before he gets home, he has to stop over a little longer that he intended in Ireland to help his brother Mycroft investigate the strange case of a man who claims he can talk to the dead.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

An Officer and a Spy

Following the conviction of Alfred Dreyfus for treason, Major Georges Picquart, who had witnessed the trial, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and placed in charge of the intelligence unit that had identified Dreyfus as a spy. Events begin to occur which make him question the outcome of the trial.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Arnold Taylor

East of Innocence

Danny Connell, a lawyer still immersed in the gangster society where he was raised, has two new clients, both in trouble with dangerous people.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Chris Roberts

Lie Still

Emily and husband Mike have moved to Texas due to Mike’s new job as police chief.  Emily tries her best to forget her difficult past and to take part in the local social life, but things become very problematic when a woman goes missing.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

Trespasser

Game warden Mike Bowditch, sent to a collision between a car and a deer on a lonely road, is surprised when he finds the car and blood on the road, but at first, no driver and no deer. When the woman is later found dead, things get dangerous for Bowditch.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by John Cleal

How a Gunman Says Goodbye

Hitman Frank McLeod has a problem. After decades at the top of his profession he has bodged a job – and had to be rescued by the young killer he recruited. What does a gunman do in retirement? Can he quit or is he a danger to himself and his former bosses?

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by John Cleal

The Jackal's Share

Corporate investigator Ben Webster is hired by a billionaire Iranian expat to quash rumours about his asset management business and is plunged into the murky world of lies, greed and betrayals that is international finance – and the even more dangerous one of Middle Eastern politics.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by John Cleal

The Jewels of Paradise

A young musicology researcher is employed to assess the value of the contents of two trunks belonging to the Baroque composer, Agostino Steffani. Her investigations uncover a tale of 17th century murder and intrigue.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

The Hunters

A team of highly-trained individuals are brought together from all walks of life by a wealthy businessman to locate and recover a vast Romanian treasure that has been missing for decades. However, the mission is a dangerous and sometimes explosive task.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Laura Parkin

A Price to Pay

DC Iona Khan and her colleagues seem to be one step behind as they investigate the death of a man in his computer shop and the case of a girl leaping to her death from a motorway bridge.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

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