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Enemies At Home

Investigator Flavia Albia is hired to discover who killed a newly-wed couple. The main suspects are their slaves, but they have sought sanctuary in a temple. Together with aedile Manlius Faustus, Falco’s adopted daughter sets out to uncover the truth.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by John Cleal

Foxglove Summer

Peter Grant takes a trip to rural Herefordshire to assist in the search for two missing children.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

I Can See In The Dark

Riktor is a strange man without friends who tortures old people at a home where he works, but is surprised to be arrested for the murder of one.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

Night After Night

A group of sceptics and believers are brought together for a week in a supposedly haunted house, under the all-seeing eye of the TV cameras.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

Nothing But Lies

Dog handler Daniel Whelan has left the police force under a cloud. But he rushes to help a former colleague, whose partner claims she is being followed.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Pray For The Dying

When a senior figure is shot at a charity concert, Bob Skinner is already on the scene, having taken down one of the gunman. What follows next is a career move that he’s been dead set against for a very long time.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Amber Fury

Alex is anxious to escape past events, and takes a job as a drama therapist at a pupil referral unit in Edinburgh.  Using her love of Greek tragedy, she slowly gets through to a group of troubled 15-year-olds, but perhaps the children are taking the stories too much to heart.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

The Axe Factor

Jimm Juree, an attractive ex-journalist, is sent to interview a British writer in his house in Thailand. His apparent obsession with axes is worrying especially when Jimm learns that his first wife has disappeared. What follows is completely unpredictable.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

The Rising Tide

Tom Pascoe is drinking himself to death grieving for his murdered wife. His last chance to save his job with the River Police is to investigate the death of an MP found floating in the Thames. His inquiries leads to a ruthless ring of slavers determined to preserve their trade at any price – even treason.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by John Cleal

The Rules of Wolfe

At a Mexican gang lord’s isolated retreat Eddie Gato Wolfe is caught with one of his boss’s girls, and the pair take off across the Sonora Desert in fear for their lives.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Tooth Tattoo

A body is found on the towpath of the river Avon in Bath. It has all the hallmarks of suicide but Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, is not so sure and decides to investigate.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The View from the Tower

Helen di Stasi is in a Rome hotel with her lover, when her husband Federico, a senior civil servant, is assassinated. In trying to discover why, she finds herself in a murky world of half truths and betrayals – and must face her own past.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by John Cleal

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