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The Devil's Recruit

College lecturer Alexander Seaton investigates the disappearance of a Highland clan chieftain's son and the death of a teenage girl, and is drawn into a web of lies and betrayal linked to his own past.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by John Cleal


When a murdered German businessman is found in a Galway B&B with a note addressed to former SS paratroop commander Otto Skorzeny pinned to his body, Lieutenant Albert Drake of the Directorate of Intelligence is assigned to find the killer.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by John Cleal

Thankless in Death

Jerald Reinhold is planning to kill everyone who has ever slighted him. It is the job of Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD to stop him, but how does she identify the next victim and get one step ahead of the killer?

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

Love Story, With Murders

Welsh police officer Fiona Griffiths is called to a house clearance where a woman’s leg and foot has been found in a chest freezer.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Madeleine Marsh

The Silence of the Wave

Carabinieri marshal Roberto Marias is recovering from the psychiatric wounds suffered at work and meets a woman also in treatment.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Chris Roberts

Death in Florence

Florence policeman Inspector Bordelli investigates the disappearance of a schoolboy during the torrential rain and flooding of November 1966.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Chris Roberts

Wrapped in White

PI John Craine takes on the case of the brutal homosexual killing of a young Somali which the boy’s aunt insists the police are trying to cover up. He’s plunged irretrievably into a world of drink, drugs, corruption and violence – before coming face to face with a dark spectre from his past.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by John Cleal

The Jerusalem Puzzle

Archaeologist Max Kaiser is dead and Dr Susan Hunter is missing. Sean Ryan and his partner Isabel Sharp travel to Jerusalem in search of both Susan and answers, with terrifying consequences.

Reviewed on 22 January 2014 by Laura Parkin

Dead People

DS Glyn Capaldi, still in exile in the Welsh valleys, is called out to a skeleton discovered during excavations for a wind farm. The body is missing its head and hands. Glyn’s belief that there’s a local connection doesn’t convince his superiors.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Cry in the Night

When two children go missing in the Lake District in winter, DS Zoe Barnes and her boss DI Sam Taylor are called in to investigate. Tensions in a small village are running high and there’s even talk of witchcraft.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson


Marriage to the feckless Mark isn’t a bed of roses, but Amy loves him and their children, but someone is determined to break up her marriage and doesn’t care how far Amy’s life gets ruined in the process.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

Dead Water

A boat floating in a marina is found to contain the dead body of a young man, a former resident of Shetland.  The police investigative team consists of a woman whose first major case this is and a man still traumatised by the death of his wife.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Arnold Taylor

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