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The Root of Evil

Detective Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti receives a letter informing him that a murder will take place in his small Swedish town. And indeed, a man is soon found dead. When more letters arrive, he and his team must try to prevent more deaths.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Ten of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best short stories featuring the world’s first consulting detective.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by John Cleal

The Thin Blue Line

Detective Leo Junker has crossed many professional lines. But when John Grimberg, his oldest friend/enemy and a hardened criminal on the run, asks him to investigate a five-year-old case of a murdered prostitute, Junker has to face his own demons from the past and corruption at the heart of the Swedish police force.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Ewa Sherman

We Can See You

Brook Connor seems to have it all. But her life comes crashing down in ruins when her daughter is kidnapped. She can’t go to the police, as the kidnappers say they can see everything she does. The trouble is, Brook doesn’t even know if she can trust her own husband.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Wanted

A worried mother calls in PI Elvis Cole when she finds a $40,000 watch in her son’s bedroom. Cole makes a connection to a series of burglaries in the city’s poshest areas. The boy flees – and killings follow.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

After the Death of Ellen Keldberg

The artist Ellen Keldberg has been found frozen on a street bench in Skagen. Soon two visitors arrive in town: her nephew Mikkel who has to organise a funeral, and Anne Sofie, a young reckless photographer obsessed with death. As their paths cross a history of old and new secrets come to the surface.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Ewa Sherman

This I Would Kill For

Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King is facing a liar or an abuser with a little girl stuck in the middle.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Druid of Death

When a body is found at Stonehenge on the vernal equinox, Lestrade calls on Sherlock Holmes for help.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Bad Blood

Joshua Fleischer awoke in a hotel room with a murdered woman. Now, 40 years later, he needs psychiatrist James Cobb to help him find out what happened.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Death Notice

Chengdu police find it difficult to cope with a man calling himself Eumenides, who acts as self-appointed judge and executioner of those whose crimes have gone unpunished.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

Panic Room

A simple valuation job turns out to be more complex than estate agent Don Challenor had expected.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

Flavia de Luce’s family holiday is enlivened when she finds a dead body in the river. Naturally, she’s determined to investigate.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

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