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Nightrise

Journalist Philip Dryden is told by police that his father has been killed in a car crash - except, he drowned 35 years previously

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

The Chalice

Former novice nun Joanna Stafford again risks everything she loves when she is caught up in a conspiracy against Henry VIII.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by John Cleal

Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders

Teenage music hall seamstress Kitty Peck is blackmailed into a career as an aerial artiste but in return for freedom for the brother she thought dead, Kitty must also find out why girls are going missing from the music halls Lady Ginger controls.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by John Cleal

The Heresy of Dr Dee

Queen Elizabeth I’s Astronomer Royal, mathematician and mystic John Dee travels to his father’s Welsh home in search of a fabulous ‘shewstone’, a crystal said to have supernatural powers.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by John Cleal

Death Angel

A body is discovered in a lake in Central Park. The investigation leads Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman into the homeless underbelly of the city and the resolution of a 50-year-old unsolved kidnapping.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

The Black Box

Twenty years after a female journalist was shot dead during the Los Angeles riots in 1992, her case is reopened and Detective Harry Bosch uncovers a conspiracy that runs deeper and further than he could ever have imagined.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Madeleine Marsh

Refusal

Sid Halley is reluctantly lured back to investigating when a sinister Irishman tries to cover up a racing scam.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

The Start of Everything

A woman’s body is found in a flooded Fenland sluice. The daughter of a Cambridge don attempts to trace a student who seems not to exist. DCI Morris Keene and his partner DI Chloe Frohmann are led to an isolated country mansion where they uncover a web of horror.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by John Cleal

The Dying Hours

Tom Thorne, now busted back into uniform, is convinced that there’s more to a cluster of deaths among the elderly than simply suicides. But he’s the only one who wants to investigate further.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Linda Wilson

Cold Killing

DI Sean Corrigan is convinced that he’s got a serial killer on his hands, but as there is no apparent link between the crimes, he’s got an uphill struggle to convince anyone else of his theory.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Corporal's Wife

A member of an elite Iranian military regiment is blackmailed into providing intelligence to Western agencies.  He refuses to tell all he knows until his wife is rescued from Iran.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The Riot

DI Ted Stratton is posted to Notting Hill in 1958 where racial tension and financial manipulation need to be untangled to solve several murders.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Chris Roberts

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