Review Archive

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Last to Die

The families of children, already no strangers to violence, are being targeted and killed. Can a remote boarding school in the Maine wilderness provide a safe haven or will it prove to be just another hunting ground?

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Thirteen

Most boys can expect a present of some sort when they turn 14, but in Adam’s case he’ll be lucky to be still alive. The People, and their sinister leader, Coron, are after Adam, and they’re very ruthless indeed.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Never Coming Back

A family go missing under unusual circumstances, disappearing from their family home as though they’ve simply vanished in mid air. Private investigator David Raker is determined to find out what’s happened to them and why.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Song for the Dying

Former Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is still in prison for the murder of his brother, a crime he didn’t commit, but a killer from his past has stuck again, and Ash’s particular brand of skills are needed on the outside. But can he stay out of the clutches of the vengeful Mrs Kerrigan?

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Five Dead Canaries

Five young women, working in the manufacture of explosives during the First World War, are at a birthday party celebration when a bomb goes off, killing them all. A sixth woman had just left the party before the explosion.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Arnold Taylor

A Fatal Facade

Ex-DCI Jack Bradley suspects the death of an art dealer was murder. If he can prove it he may be able to re-join the police career he abandoned.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Chris Roberts

Night Train to Jamalpur

Captain Jim Stringer is in India in 1923 to counter railway corruption, but a death and a series of deadly snake attacks redirect his efforts.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Chris Roberts

Death on Blackheath

Some blood and hair is found on the doorstep of an important family in London. Subsequently a body is found in a gravel pit nearby. Inspector Pitt as Head of Special Branch gets involved and investigates what has happened.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

A Union Not Blessed

Boston lawyer Jean Marie McLeod, worried about his marriage and his young wife, seeks advice from a friend. A chance meeting drags him back into the world of espionage to foil a plot which could change the whole future of America.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

A Burnable Book

John Gower, poet and dealer in information is asked by his confidant Geoffrey Chaucer, to recover a missing book. The apparently mundane task leads him into a conspiracy to kill the king of England and destroy the Plantagenet dynasty.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

The Devil in the Marshalsea

Marshalsea Prison, Southwark. Country parson’s son Tom Hawkins, a gambler and rake, is thrown into a debtors’ prison where he must share a cell with a man inmates call a devil – and solve a murder or lose his own life.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

Touchstone

American Bureau of Investigation agent Harris Stuyvesant arrives in 1920s London on the trail of an anarchist bomber responsible for the death of his fiancée.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

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