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Bad Monkey

When a tourist fishes up a human arm from the waters off Key West, the local sheriff sees only problems. Yancy, a disgraced ex-officer, is, however, keen to pursue the matter, hoping it will lead to reinstatement.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

Blue Is The Night

Ulster Attorney General Lance Curran faces huge political pressures over his decision to prosecute a young man for a brutal killing where a conviction and death sentence threatens to rip the Province apart. At the same time he must deal with an increasingly unstable wife and a rebellious adolescent daughter.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

Carolina Skeletons

A 14-year-old black boy follows two white schoolgirls into the woods. Later they are found brutally murdered.  In an atmosphere of racism and possible Klan violence, he is sentenced to death. Forty years later his nephew tries to find out what really happened.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

Cut Out

A man has been brutally murdered in the toilets of a seedy nightclub. But when a woman goes missing, DI Harland is told to prioritise the woman’s case – and his new boss wants results.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Death Can't Take A Joke

Polish fixer Janusz Kiszka and DC Natalie Kershaw butt heads again on the mean streets of east London as he tries to find out who’s murdered a close friend, and she’s investigating a tower block suicide.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Five

A woman’s body is found in a field in Salzburg, with co-ordinates tattooed on the base of her feet that lead the police into the usually peaceful world of geocaching.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Madeleine Marsh

Hunter Killer

While the country reels in shock from a series of suicide bombings, SAS trooper Danny Black is seconded to a covert assassination squad put together to neutralise the treat.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Jack-Knifed

When a gay man is found butchered in his own kitchen there appears to be no suspects and no motive. DCI Martin Phelps and his team must probe the man’s disturbed past to uncover a sinister chain of events – and more killings.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

Lamentation

Henry VIII is dying, the jockeying for power has begun and the religious witch-hunts are in full spate. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake finds his life in danger once again as he seeks to recover a radical religious pamphlet written by Catherine Parr.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Missing You

When a friend of Kat’s buys her a subscription to an online dating service, it’s meant to be a bit of fun, but events take an unexpected turn when Kat comes across someone from her past.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Peril On The Royal Train

London railway detectives Colbeck and Leeming visit Glasgow to investigate a crash and conclude that another atrocity will follow, this time with the royal family as target.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

Rose Gold

Private investigator Easy Rawlins’ help is enlisted to find a missing woman, but the case turns out to be nowhere near as straightforward as it first appears.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

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