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A Song from Dead Lips

DS Cathal Breen is assigned to the murder of a young girl near the famous Abbey Road recording studios. He is given a young and impulsive temporary female DC as an assistant and together the pair follow a series of clues which lead them from the Beatles’ fan club to an African conflict in which millions are dying.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by John Cleal

Dead Rich

New York PI Mac MacLeary jumps at the chance to leave a boring infidelity case for a trip to Europe. Arriving at the holiday home in Sardinia, his family has disappeared. Is the disappearance related to the case back home? 

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

Hard Going

DCI Bill Slider and his team investigate the death of a former solicitor who, friends say, didn't have an enemy in the world

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

Saints of the Shadow Bible

Rebus is back - but a lowly DS and still at odds with his superiors as a murder from 30 years ago returns to haunt him

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

Broken Homes

A murder, a suicide and a theft of a magical book lead PC Peter Grant to a strange estate in South London. Can he find out what the evil magician, the Faceless Man, is planning before it's too late?

Reviewed on 11 December 2013 by Anthea Hawdon

Precious Thing

TV reporter Rachel Walsh is called to a press conference about a missing woman, only to discover that it her oldest friend who’s gone missing.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Death at the Clos du Lac

When a man is found dead in a swimming pool at an exclusive and secretive sanatorium, Inspector Lucas Rocco wants to know why he ended up like that, and he’s not inclined to take any notice of being warned off the case.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Gimme Shelter

Witness Protection officer Ros Gilet has to keep the feisty Tyra Rea out of the hands of Ukrainian crime boss, Yaroslav. Not an easy task, and at times, Tyra seems to be her own worst enemy.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Death of a Diplomat

The death of a retired diplomat by drowning poses a problem for a Nassau police detective and for the British foreign office official working with him. Is it simply accidental or could it be suicide, or even murder?

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The Anarchist Detective

Detective Max Camera returns home to Albacete when his grandfather has a stroke, but is drawn to investigate crimes with links to the past.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

The Memory Key

Commissioner Alec Blume investigates the killing of a witness to a shooting of a woman responsible for a bombing decades earlier.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

Another Time, Another Life

New Swedish Security Police recruit Lars Johannson uncovers corruption and greed at the highest levels when he reopens a 1975 case involving a siege at the West German embassy.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

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