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The Burying Ground

Disgraced academic Cordelia Hemlock is in the graveyard of a village in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall when a storm brings down a tree which crushes a mausoleum, revealing a fresh corpse among the crumbling bones.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by John Cleal

The Devil and the Dark Water

Does the devil haunt a ship bound from Indonesia to Holland? Soldier Arent Hayes must find out.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by John Cleal

Gallows Rock

Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freya join forces again to work on a complicated case where a banker is found hanging from Gallows Rock, an ancient execution place, and a mysterious small boy is in the man’s luxurious empty flat.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Ewa Sherman

Dear Child

Hannah and her mother Lena have escaped hell. But Lena is injured, and the world around Hannah is alien and terrifying.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Never Say Die

Alex Rider, traumatised by the murder of his best friend and guardian, is determined to learn more about her death, even if his quest might extinguish the tiny flicker of hope kindled by an inexplicable email.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Chemical Reaction

Chemical expert Dr Jaq Silver is in desperate need of some income. She’s got debts mounting up and no easy way of paying them off, so when she gets a job offer that involves a trip to China, beggars can’t be choosers.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

Zero 22

Despite an ambush that leaves Danny Black the only survivor of an SAS unit, it’s not long before he’s deployed again, this time to assist in the assassination of the man ultimately responsible for the attack that left so many of his teammates dead.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

Scar Tissue

When former special services operative Alex Abbott’s son goes missing, he’s determined to do what he can to help, even if it means walking into a trap.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

Second Sister

Nga-yee is devastated when her younger sister Siu-man jumps from their Hong Kong tenement flat to her death.  She finds someone who can help her satisfy her desire for revenge on the people who drove her to it.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Bramble and the Rose

Policeman Henry Farrell is called in when a body is found, suspected to be the victim of a bear. Events prove there is more than one predator in the woods.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

Midnight Atlanta

Atlanta 1956. When the black owner of the Atlanta Daily Times is shot and killed, reporter Tommy Smith is determined to find the culprit.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

House of Correction

Tabitha Hardy is arrested for the murder of Stuart Rees. She has little recollection of the day he was killed, but is convinced she is innocent, although it seems everyone else believes she is guilty.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

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