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Broken Homes

A murder, a suicide and a theft of a magical book lead PC Peter Grant to a strange estate in South London. Can he find out what the evil magician, the Faceless Man, is planning before it's too late?

Reviewed on 11 December 2013 by Anthea Hawdon

Precious Thing

TV reporter Rachel Walsh is called to a press conference about a missing woman, only to discover that it her oldest friend who’s gone missing.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Death at the Clos du Lac

When a man is found dead in a swimming pool at an exclusive and secretive sanatorium, Inspector Lucas Rocco wants to know why he ended up like that, and he’s not inclined to take any notice of being warned off the case.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Gimme Shelter

Witness Protection officer Ros Gilet has to keep the feisty Tyra Rea out of the hands of Ukrainian crime boss, Yaroslav. Not an easy task, and at times, Tyra seems to be her own worst enemy.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Death of a Diplomat

The death of a retired diplomat by drowning poses a problem for a Nassau police detective and for the British foreign office official working with him. Is it simply accidental or could it be suicide, or even murder?

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The Anarchist Detective

Detective Max Camera returns home to Albacete when his grandfather has a stroke, but is drawn to investigate crimes with links to the past.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

The Memory Key

Commissioner Alec Blume investigates the killing of a witness to a shooting of a woman responsible for a bombing decades earlier.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

Another Time, Another Life

New Swedish Security Police recruit Lars Johannson uncovers corruption and greed at the highest levels when he reopens a 1975 case involving a siege at the West German embassy.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach

Jimm Juree, a sometime reporter in Thailand, finds a severed head on the beach.  Her attempts to find out who it belongs to leads her to discover a major international crime which she then has to tackle.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

Hit Me

John Keller’s new business restoring houses in post-Katrina New Orleans bombs in the US sub prime crisis and economic downturn. He now has a new name, a home, wife and baby to support plus his expensive hobby of collecting rare stamps. Then a phone call draws him back into his old business – killing for money.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by John Cleal

Black Irish

Detective Absolom Kearney faces the problems of her own past and the closed and secretive Irish community in which she grew up as she attempts to unravel a series of gruesome killings where the murderer’s calling card is a plastic toy monkey.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by John Cleal

I Am Pilgrim

A killing in New York leads the man codenamed Pilgrim – a former undercover agent – to a sinister plot to destroy America.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by John Cleal

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