Review Archive

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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


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

The Treasure Hunt

Inspector Montalbano is short of work – so when a friend asks if a young student might study the inspector’s methods of solving crimes the inspector feels he has no option but to agree. Subsequently he enlists the young student’s help when the crime rate starts to pick up.

Reviewed on 05 March 2014 by Sylvia Maughan


Ryan Drake and his Shepherd team specialize in finding people and bringing them back. This time they’re off to Afghanistan to bring back a senior CIA operative held by insurgents.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Stay Alive

A family canoeing trip leads to terror for teenager Jess Grainger when she ends up helping a mysterious woman escape from the men with guns who are clearly trying to kill her. Jess soon discovers that they’ll kill anyone who gets in their way.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Toy Taker

Someone is taking children from the safety of their houses in the middle of the night, getting in through locked doors while their parents are sleeping. It’s DI Sean Corrigan’s job to find them.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

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