Review Archive

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Rules of Honour

When his best friend’s father is brutally murdered, Joe will be there for him, although he doesn’t want Rink to lower himself to the same level as his father’s murderers, but it soon becomes clear that there is no simple morality they can cling to.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

A Delicate Truth

Toby Bell, a rising star in the Foreign Office, comes across information that points to a conspiracy that had involved his own Foreign Minister. He has to decide whether to turn whistle-blower and finds himself in constant danger.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor

A Crack in the Wall

Architect Pablo Simo’s unsatisfying life is disrupted when an attractive caller awakens memories of a crime it was hoped had been forgotten.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Chris Roberts

Generation Loss

Cassandra Neary, a New York photographer, visits a backwoods island to interview an early inspiration, but finds horror and death.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Chris Roberts


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


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

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