Review Archive

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The Toy Taker

Someone is taking children from the safety of their houses in the middle of the night, getting in through locked doors while their parents are sleeping. It’s DI Sean Corrigan’s job to find them.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Black Fridays

Jason Stafford, an outstanding Wall Street trader, has just been released from prison, having been found guilty of fixing the books. He is unemployable in his former capacity and is grateful when the head of an investment firm asks him to look into problems caused by a trader who has recently died.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Arnold Taylor

A Death in Valencia

Chief Inspector Max Camera is pulled from the murder of a local restaurateur when the owner of an abortion clinic is kidnapped.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Chris Roberts

All I Did Was Shoot My Man

Private investigator Leonid McGill helped frame an innocent woman for a huge robbery at an insurance company. When he regrets his actions and decides to free her from prison, he sets in motion events which threaten her, himself and his family.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by John Cleal

Dark Dawn

A teenager is found kneecapped and killed in a luxury development on Belfast’s River Lagan. Acting DS John O’Neill faces a wall of silence, indifference and a hostile senior officer as he enters the world of violence, drug dealing and corruption that is post-Troubles Belfast.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by John Cleal

The Dead

Gang boss David Blake is back on top until the arrest of his accountant for child murder sparks a chain of events which put Blake’s empire – and life – at risk.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by John Cleal


When an elderly woman is shot dead by a sniper after leaving the confessional, Chicago detective John Lynch is assigned to investigate and enters a murky world of political ambition and double cross.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by John Cleal

The Case of the Love Commandos

Vish Puri helps the Love Commandos to find a missing untouchable boy who is in love with a high caste girl. In the process, he investigates the murder of the boy’s mother and uncovers the exploitation of illiterate villagers by an international DNA company and a tale of political corruption at the highest level.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

Just One Evil Act

One of DS Barbara Haver’s neighbours, a child, is abducted and her mother is also missing. The child’s father takes extreme measures to try to retrieve her while Barbara lets her emotions control her actions.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

High Rollers

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tom Patrick is first on the scene when the engine of an aircraft on the ground at Los Angeles airport tears itself apart killing three men and injuring six more. And it’s not the only 737 that has problems as the death toll starts to rise.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Secrets of Life and Death

1585 - Dr John Dee and his assistant Edward Kelley attempt to find a cure for the Countess Bathory’s terrible illness...only to discover a dark secret. 2013 - Jackdaw Hammond is forced to reveal who she really is to police consultant Felix Guichard after several girls' bodies are found covered in occult symbols, and she was the last person to see them alive.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Laura Parkin

Baghdad Central

In post-invasion Baghdad, former police inspector Khafaji is seized by the Americans and pressed into unwilling service.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Chris Roberts

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