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Stone Mothers

Marianne’s husband has bought a convenient pied-à-terre. But it’s the key to a dark past that should have remained buried.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

At Your Door

When DCI Anna Tate looks down on the body of the brutally murdered girl, she cannot know people on high will soon be looking down on her every move.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Widow's Welcome

In the United Realms there are no elections, and instead each year the leading group is chosen by picking which of them tells the most compelling story. This year, one of the storytellers is murdered and fear and suspicion grows.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by John Barnbrook

Knife

Detective Harry Hole's life is in chaos and when a deranged and vengeful enemy strikes at the very heart of it then Harry must face his darkest hour.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by Viv Beeby

Maigret in Vichy

Maigret is ordered to take the waters in the spa town of Vichy, but his rest cure is disturbed when a woman is murdered.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Haven: Revolution

Pupils are going missing from an elite boarding school. Ollie Turner knows it’s a job for the kids of the underground community, the Haven, and that’s even before he knows quite how personal the connection is.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

Die Alone

Disgraced copper Ray Mason didn’t ask to be broken out of prison. The people responsible want someone dead and they’ve decided that Mason is best placed to make that happen. The only problem is that the target is a candidate for the top job in British politics.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Runner

Sally Page runs for a hobby, and as her job for MI5 is only at the very bottom of the tree, nowhere near the front line, she never expected to have to run for her life. But when she comes back from a coffee run to find several of her colleagues dead, that’s exactly when she has to do.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

I Could Be You

When Dee Doran comes across the victim of an apparent hit-and-run driver, she is horrified to find an empty child’s buggy nearby, with the woman’s child missing.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Arnold Taylor

One Good Deed

Aloysius Archer is discharged from prison in 1949 to the southern US town of Poca. He is offered work by a local businessman, collecting on a debt, but the job turns out to have complications.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Bitterroots

Private investigator Cassie Dewell is asked to check the evidence against a man accused of rape. She’s initially unsympathetic, but is surprised at what she uncovers.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

Death in the East

Captain Sam Wyndham is in the hills of Assam taking a cure for his opium addiction, when events bring to mind his experiences as a young constable in London in 1905, 17 years before.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

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