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River of the Dead

A serial killer who mutilates his victims has been operating for more than 20 years, targeting ten-year-old boys. The killings continue, and then homicide detective Alex Hemingway herself becomes a target.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by John Cleal

Shovel Ready

In a future New York devastated by a series of bombings the wealthy live in virtual reality, and Spademan offers to kill without asking questions.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Chris Roberts


Senior investigator Arkady Renko, investigating the execution of a Moscow mob boss, finds a connection to the apparent suicide of a female investigative reporter.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by John Cleal

The Holiday Murders

On Christmas Eve, 1943, Police Inspector Titus Lambert and Sergeant Joe Sable of the newly-formed Melbourne Homicide Squad, are required to investigate a double murder which may be politically motivated.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Ultimate Truth

Travis Delaney’s parents have been killed in a car crash. At the funeral, Travis is convinced he’s being watched and his attempts to get to the bottom of that mystery are going to prove to be dangerous.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Under a Silent Moon

DCI Louisa Smith is called to a murder scene in a farm cottage where a young woman has been beaten to death. Then someone in the same village seemingly commits suicide by driving into a quarry and Louisa has to determine whether there’s any connection between the two events.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

World After

The angels are in control of the world, with scattered groups of human resistance doing their best to fight back. Against the backdrop of a ruined world, Penryn is searching for her sister again.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Verdict

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk with a big London firm of solicitors. His future could depend on a high-profile murder case – but he and the accused have past history.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Writers' Block

Samantha Clair is no high-flyer, but she's pottering along happily in the world of London publishing. Then her favourite author disappears and she's suddenly the focus of a lot of attention.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Bitter River

County Prosecutor Bell Elkins investigates the murder of a young girl found strangled in the waters of the Bitter River. In the small town of Acker’s Gap, everyone knows everyone else and the murderer must be one of them ...

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

Deep Shelter

DC Nick Belsey is driven down into the miles of abandoned tunnels under the streets of London in search for a missing woman. As it was his fault she was there in the first place, his job will be on the line if that embarrassing fact comes out.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Hearts of Darkness

With the Great Plague having burnt itself out in London, Harry Lytle is ordered by spymaster Lord Arlington to an Essex village where the disease is still breeding to track down a traitor and bring him back alive.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by John Cleal

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