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A Wall Street investment banker is shot dead. That night a hedge fund manager is killed. Investigative journalist Ellen Dorsey follows a hunch and opens the door to a world of fabulous riches and staggeringly amoral political and financial manipulation.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by John Cleal

Hotel Brasil

The disparate residents of a Rio de Janeiro hotel all come under suspicion when one of their number is found decapitated.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Chris Roberts


The Australian mining town of Broken Hill has been wiped out. The government blames environmental disaster, but a few people know the truth.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by John Cleal


A smell and strange noises come from an apartment in LA. Inside are a fully grown Bengal tiger and a dead body, but it is clear that the victim was murdered by a human.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

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

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