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A Song for the Dying

Former Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is still in prison for the murder of his brother, a crime he didn’t commit, but a killer from his past has stuck again, and Ash’s particular brand of skills are needed on the outside. But can he stay out of the clutches of the vengeful Mrs Kerrigan?

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Five Dead Canaries

Five young women, working in the manufacture of explosives during the First World War, are at a birthday party celebration when a bomb goes off, killing them all. A sixth woman had just left the party before the explosion.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Arnold Taylor

A Fatal Facade

Ex-DCI Jack Bradley suspects the death of an art dealer was murder. If he can prove it he may be able to re-join the police career he abandoned.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Chris Roberts

Night Train to Jamalpur

Captain Jim Stringer is in India in 1923 to counter railway corruption, but a death and a series of deadly snake attacks redirect his efforts.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Chris Roberts

Death on Blackheath

Some blood and hair is found on the doorstep of an important family in London. Subsequently a body is found in a gravel pit nearby. Inspector Pitt as Head of Special Branch gets involved and investigates what has happened.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

A Union Not Blessed

Boston lawyer Jean Marie McLeod, worried about his marriage and his young wife, seeks advice from a friend. A chance meeting drags him back into the world of espionage to foil a plot which could change the whole future of America.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

A Burnable Book

John Gower, poet and dealer in information is asked by his confidant Geoffrey Chaucer, to recover a missing book. The apparently mundane task leads him into a conspiracy to kill the king of England and destroy the Plantagenet dynasty.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

The Devil in the Marshalsea

Marshalsea Prison, Southwark. Country parson’s son Tom Hawkins, a gambler and rake, is thrown into a debtors’ prison where he must share a cell with a man inmates call a devil – and solve a murder or lose his own life.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal


American Bureau of Investigation agent Harris Stuyvesant arrives in 1920s London on the trail of an anarchist bomber responsible for the death of his fiancée.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

Murder on a Summer's Day

It's 1924 and amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton investigates the disappearance of an Indian Prince who was riding on the Yorkshire moors. But diplomatic considerations get in the way of the truth until more murders and attempted murders force the authorities to act.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

The Gingerbread House

When a series of brutal murders occur in central Stockholm within a short time, Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and the Hammarby police begin to suspect that there is a link between the deaths.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Chris Smart

A Pleasure and a Calling

William Heming is a thoroughly respectable pillar of the community who runs an estate agent's. But he finds it so difficult to let go of those houses he has sold ...

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

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