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Yours Until Death

Norwegian PI Varg Veum retrieves a young boy's bike from a gang of delinquents - and finds himself embroiled in violence and murder

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Sharon Wheeler


A series of horrifying, possibly supernatural, incidents shake both patients and staff at a secure mental unit. DI Jack Caffery, still looking for the body of a missing woman, is dragged into the hospital mystery.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by John Cleal

The Racketeer

Lawyer Malcolm Bannister is serving a ten year sentence after being railroaded by the FBI for a crime he did not commit. When a Federal judge and his lover are murdered and the investigation stalls, Bannister tells the agency he knows the killer – and launches a brilliantly conceived plot to gain revenge.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by John Cleal

The Prophet

Twenty years after the murder of their sister, Adam and Kent Austin once again find themselves the focus of a killer.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Madeleine Marsh

My Criminal World

Crime writer David Slavitt is struggling to boost a flagging readership and to get to the bottom of his wife’s apparent alienation.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Chris Roberts

Bones of the Lost

A girl is killed in a hit-and-run on a lonely stretch of road. Was it an accident or murder?  Then Temperance Brennan is drafted in to analyse the remains of two Afghan nationals killed by a marine during a raid on a village.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

Everyone Lies

When drug addicts start turning up dead, the police don’t seem to be taking much notice until a minor celebrity dies, then the case gets handed to DI Kate Simms, who ends up asking for help from the man who ruined her career five years ago.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

A Taste for Malice

Dysfunctional Glasgow DI Ray McBain gets involved in a case of child abuse by a woman who had been entrusted with their care.

Reviewed on 29 October 2013 by John Cleal

Dead Lions

A former member of MI5 is found dead on a bus, apparently as a result of a heart attack.  An ex-colleague doesn’t believe it and sets out to investigate.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor

The Black Life

Aron Samuel was thought killed to have been in the Holocaust. When he is sighted in Thessaloniki, Alex Mavros is hired to trace him. His involvement will uncover a history of survival and revenge in the past, but also conspiracy and murder that are very much in the present day.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Anthea Hawdon

The Voice of the Spirits

An elderly art collector is found dead in his gated mansion with a hole in his forehead and a tribal mask from Papua New Guinea over his face. Commandant Michel de Palma is called to investigate.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

Already Dead

The Peak District is drenched in rain and a naked body is found in a drainage ditch. DS Ben Cooper is still off work after the arson attach that killed his fiancée and DS Diane Cooper has her work cut out to keep his private life out of her investigation.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

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