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A series of murders and mutilations of apparently unconnected people leads psychologist Alex Delaware into a complex history of mental illness and revenge.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

Tell No Lies

Daniel Basher, a probation counsellor in San Francisco, finds himself the centre of a serial killer’s attention when death threats sent to strangers end up in his inbox.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Madeleine Marsh

The Cuckoo's Calling

PI Cormoran Strike is down on his luck - but a chance to investigate the death of a supermodel gives him the chance to salvage his sinking business.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

The Resistance Man

Against a backdrop of rural France, Inspector Bruno Courrèges, Chef de Police in St Denis, has to deal with a series of burglaries that culminates in a vicious murder.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Speaking From Among the Bones

When the tomb of St Tancred in the village of Bishop’s Lacey is opened after 500 years, naturally young sleuth Flavia de Luce wants to be there, and succeeds in taking the first look into the tomb. But the body she finds isn’t the one everyone expected her to see.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Magus of Hay

The discovery of an old man’s body at the foot of a waterfall looks like it could have been an accident, but DI Frannie Bliss isn’t so sure, and when he sees the contents of the dead man’s home, he calls in diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, for a second opinion.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Kings of Cool

Ben and Chon are two young dudes making a good living out of growing premium grade marijuana, but their success attracts sharks.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

Clever Fox

Assistant district attorney Dani Fox is called to the homicide of the daughter of a local Mafia chief; the prime suspect is his sworn enemy.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

The Scent of Death

In 1778, New York is under siege by the armies of George Washington. Edward Savill has been sent by the English government’s American Department to resolve property issues among loyalists. He stumbles onto a murder, which sparks a trail of deceipt, corruption and lies.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by John Cleal

Sycamore Row

When a reclusive multi-millionaire businessman with terminal cancer hangs himself, he leaves a hand-written will cutting out his family and leaving the bulk of his money to his black housekeeper. Jake Brigance is appointed to represent his estate, provoking a controversial trial and forcing Ford County to face its unsavoury past.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by John Cleal

The Silent Wife

Todd and Jodi have been together for more than twenty years. He is a small, but successful, property developer, she’s a counselling psychiatrist. But life for the long-time lovers is souring. How far is either of them prepare to go?

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by John Cleal

Harry's Game

A British cabinet minister is murdered in a London street by an IRA assassin.  The Prime Minister insists that an agent be put in place to find the man responsible.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Arnold Taylor

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