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Frank Frølich works as a private detective after being suspended from duty with Oslo Police. He takes on an assignment to find the missing sister of a young immigrant woman who is just about to be deported to her home country. He also gets involved in searching for an eyewitness from a ferry disaster 30 years ago.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Ewa Sherman

The Familiar Dark

Junie and her best friend are dead. And Eve will make sure their killer pays.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Girl From Widow Hills

Arden left the story that defined Widow Hills, even though she was the story. She even left her name. But two decades later, her past is shadowing her, and her life is in danger once again.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Kingdom

In an enclosed and remote Norwegian mountain community the rules of good and evil are played out in a manner more reminiscent of the Wild West. It's a place where family means everything and guilty secrets are buried deep …

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Viv Beeby

The Stitcher and the Mute

In the United Realms there are no elections, instead each year the leading group is chosen by picking which of them tells the most compelling story. As the election proceeds, Detective Cora Gorderheim becomes more embroiled in solving the crime and also resolving personal issues.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by John Barnbrook

Gillard's Sting

Ex-military and spook Patrick Gillard and his wife Ingrid Langley are pulled back into the action as they try to track down a missing top cop.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Sharon Wheeler

For the Dead

Thirty years ago, teenager Paul was found drowned in a lake, and his best friend Francesca vanished from home. His death was considered a suicide. Francesca was never found. When journalist Johan Ro writes about the cold case, DI Charlie Lager gets pulled into the story.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Ewa Sherman

A Matter of Murder

Drop-out Miff Ferguson disturbs a killer disposing of his victim and is forced to flee to escape the man who now wants to dispose of the only witness to the crime. When a second member of the dead girl’s family is found in a blazing van Detective Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter must try to solve the mystery.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by John Cleal


Orna, Emilia and Ella have questions and insecurities, causing each of them to turn to Gil. And he may have all the answers, but Gil is a liar.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club meet once a week in the Jigsaw Room at Coopers Chase luxury retirement village to keep their brain cells working by 'solving' cases from long ago. But when the members witness real life murder, they employ all the tricks of their former trades in the race to solve a series of killings.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Viv Beeby

Black Souls

Three boys born into poverty in southern Italy stay together as they grow up and eventually make a lot of money in the big cities in the north of the country. But it comes at a cost.  

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Sylvia Maughan

Sherlock Series 1 Manga Boxed Set

The BBC’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes gets the manga treatment in this boxset that includes The Great Game, The Blind Banker and A Study in Pink.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Sharon Wheeler

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