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Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach

Jimm Juree, a sometime reporter in Thailand, finds a severed head on the beach.  Her attempts to find out who it belongs to leads her to discover a major international crime which she then has to tackle.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

Hit Me

John Keller’s new business restoring houses in post-Katrina New Orleans bombs in the US sub prime crisis and economic downturn. He now has a new name, a home, wife and baby to support plus his expensive hobby of collecting rare stamps. Then a phone call draws him back into his old business – killing for money.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by John Cleal

Black Irish

Detective Absolom Kearney faces the problems of her own past and the closed and secretive Irish community in which she grew up as she attempts to unravel a series of gruesome killings where the murderer’s calling card is a plastic toy monkey.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by John Cleal

I Am Pilgrim

A killing in New York leads the man codenamed Pilgrim – a former undercover agent – to a sinister plot to destroy America.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by John Cleal

Victims

A series of murders and mutilations of apparently unconnected people leads psychologist Alex Delaware into a complex history of mental illness and revenge.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

Tell No Lies

Daniel Basher, a probation counsellor in San Francisco, finds himself the centre of a serial killer’s attention when death threats sent to strangers end up in his inbox.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Madeleine Marsh

The Cuckoo's Calling

PI Cormoran Strike is down on his luck - but a chance to investigate the death of a supermodel gives him the chance to salvage his sinking business.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

The Resistance Man

Against a backdrop of rural France, Inspector Bruno Courrèges, Chef de Police in St Denis, has to deal with a series of burglaries that culminates in a vicious murder.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Speaking From Among the Bones

When the tomb of St Tancred in the village of Bishop’s Lacey is opened after 500 years, naturally young sleuth Flavia de Luce wants to be there, and succeeds in taking the first look into the tomb. But the body she finds isn’t the one everyone expected her to see.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Magus of Hay

The discovery of an old man’s body at the foot of a waterfall looks like it could have been an accident, but DI Frannie Bliss isn’t so sure, and when he sees the contents of the dead man’s home, he calls in diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, for a second opinion.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Kings of Cool

Ben and Chon are two young dudes making a good living out of growing premium grade marijuana, but their success attracts sharks.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

Clever Fox

Assistant district attorney Dani Fox is called to the homicide of the daughter of a local Mafia chief; the prime suspect is his sworn enemy.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

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