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The Twelfth Department

In 1937 Moscow policeman Captain Korolev is assigned to the murders of two important scientists, but secret police interest complicates his task.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Chris Roberts


Renegade monk, philosopher, spy, poet and detective Giordano Bruno, is in Plymouth with his friend, Sir Philip Sidney, on a diplomatic mission. Bruno’s investigations into a murder on Drake’s flagship uncover some of the city’s darkest secrets, but expose him – and the country itself – to mortal danger.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by John Cleal

True Colours

Spider Shepherd is undercover again, this time as a close personal protection advisor to a Russian oligarch whose friends who are being targeted by a sniper. It’s Spider’s job to advice on security, but he’s also considering some extra-curricular activity of a type his employers would very much frown on.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

All the Things You Are

Clare Taylor returns home after a week in Chicago with her ex to find the family house stripped bare, her husband and daughters missing, and a body in the back garden.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Merrily's Border

A travelogue with a difference as the author of the Merrily Watkins series teams up with a photographer to explore the settings for the books in Herefordshire and the Marches.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

A Little Murder

Rosy’s Aunt Marcia is found murdered. Rosy was not close to her and despite her best efforts to keep out of the fuss she inevitably gets drawn in.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Sylvia Maughan


An isolated Vermont community is disrupted by the past when a serial killer strikes.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Liza Kahlua

Death Money

Detective Jack Yu investigates the death of a young Chinese man and finds a connection to one of the most powerful men in Chinatown.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Chris Roberts

Pietr the Latvian

Inspector Maigret observes an infamous criminal arrive by train, but uncovers a puzzle when the man’s double is found dead in his carriage.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Chris Roberts

Sweet Damage

When Tim finds what seems to be the perfect flat for a cheap rent, he’s expecting a catch, but doesn’t expect it to come in the form of Anna, the beautiful and mysterious owner.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Accident

Susan Jackson's daughter Charlotte is in a coma after being hit by a bus – and she's the only person who thinks it wasn't an accident.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Dark Angel

Two girls living in Paris find their flatmate brutally murdered when they return home. Two neighbours, Ingrid Diesel, a masseuse, and Lola Jost, a former police officer, get to know each other following the murder and decide to investigate,

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Arnold Taylor

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