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Can You Hear Me?

Elia Furenti is a teenage boy living with his parents in a remote village in Northern Italy. When a young boy is kidnapped and murdered in the village and a young girl goes missing, Elia suspects his father.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Sylvia Maughan

Wild Fire

In the final Shetland novel, Jimmy Perez is facing the most disturbing investigation of his career.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Fiona Spence


Henning is determined to discover who killed his son. But his determination will cost him dearly.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Trial of Adolf Hitler

The true story of the 1923 ‘beer hall putsch’ and subsequent trial, which provided Adolf Hitler with a great opportunity for publicity, kick-starting his rise to power.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

Song of the Damned

Music researcher Phineas Fox finds himself embroiled in a school’s sinister legends when he’s asked to investigate the possible plagiarism of an opera.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Sharon Wheeler

All the Pieces Matter

Actors, writers, directors and others involved with The Wire contribute to an oral history of the influential TV drama.    

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Sharon Wheeler

The Book Case

After an unfortunate incident at her old school, Daphne is offered a scholarship to St Rita’s School for Spirited Girls where she’s soon plunged into the mystery of a missing schoolgirl and a robbery at the local bank.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Girl on the Line

An account Alice Hearn’s life as a female officer in the Met from idealistic beginnings to a soul-wearing ending.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Broken Ground

The case of a body found in a peat bog is investigated by DCI Karen Pirie of Edinburgh’s Historic Cases Unit.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Force of Nature

Five women trek into the bush on a company away-day. Only four of them make it out.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

Maigret Travels

Maigret investigates the death of a very wealthy Englishman.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Black Violet

Michael Violet is a skilled pickpocket who uses his talent to lift top-end cars. When his journalist brother is murdered, Violet ends up in a team tracking the killers.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

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