Review Archive

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The Haunting of Henderson Close

Hannah has landed her dream job as a tour guide, playing the part of a woman living in 1830s Edinburgh. But when things start to go bump in the daytime as well as the night, she starts to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Hey Sherlock!

The disappearance of a girl from her home late one night puzzles the police. Teenage sleuth Garvie Smith has his own ideas about Amy Roecastle’s disappearance, but no one is particularly interested in his take on things – at least not until their own ideas start to run out.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Long Call

A man is found stabbed to death on the bleak North Devon coast. Detective Inspector Matthew Venn leads the hunt for the killer.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Accidental Agent

Brexit negotiations are taking place and are proving troublesome. When Charles Thoroughgood, Head of MI6, learns from his Director of Operations that somebody working for the EU Commission has offered to provide information to the British Government, he has decide what to do in order to test its trustworthiness.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Arnold Taylor

An Act of Kindness

The disappearance of a homeless man she’s befriended worries Nazreen Khan, then when he’s found dead, she turns to private investigator Mumtaz Hakim for help.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Critical Incidents

Former Met detective Robin Osborne is back on her own turf, working as a benefit fraud investigator, but when her best friend’s husband goes missing, Robin refuses to believe that he could have harmed his wife and son, and is determined to take a hand in matters.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Secret Service

When the Prime Minister announces that he’s stepping down from the leadership due to cancer, MI6 believe that one of the candidates for the top job might be in the pay of the Russians.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Good Thieves

Vita Marlowe is determined to get her grandfather’s home back from the conman who cheated him out of everything he owned. But to do that she needs help – and finds it in some unexpected places.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Black Ops

Someone is killing former SAS soldiers and the powers that be decide it’s down to Danny Black to deal with the person responsible for their deaths. The only snag is that he’s told that on this op, he’s on his own.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Linda Wilson

Blood Oath

New York Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper gathers evidence for an accusation of rape of a minor but finds both the victim and herself in danger.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt

Martha has been sent down from Cambridge and is finding life at home with her parents boring, so she decides that a complete change is required. Her friend Kit works for the British Embassy in Moscow – but once there she is not sure that she is meeting the right people.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Prefecture D

Four novellas depicting occasions of internal friction which threaten the smooth running of the administration branch of the Japanese Police Department.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Chris Roberts

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