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Not Saying Goodbye

Detective Erast Fandorin wakes after three years in a coma in a world he barely recognises – Russia in the throes of revolution.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Chris Roberts

Ungentlemanly Warfare

Lone wolf Captain Harry Walsh is parachuted into occupied France by the SOE to kill a German scientist and delay development of a rocket plane that could change the face of aerial warfare.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

Our Little Secrets

The ambitious and hard-bitten DI Janet Hadden seeks help from a gang boss to boost her own career. But in a fast-changing underworld there’s always a price to pay.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead

Edgar Allan Poe travels to Paris to help his friend, the detective Chevalier C Auguste Dupin, hunt down the criminal who brought his family to death and ruin. Their search takes them into the Empire of the Dead, the tunnels of the necropolis which run beneath the city.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

Westwind

Satellite surveillance monitor Martin Hepton is baffled when its pictures from space fail for a crucial period. Days later an American shuttle crashes, killing its crew bar the lone British astronaut. Martin’s attempts to discover what went wrong plunge him into a deadly international conspiracy.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

Trolls

When a huge wolf escapes his captors and a dangerous cult leader escapes the psychiatric facility it can only mean that a young woman, Susso, might be in danger again. Years ago she killed a troll and since then her life has been traumatic.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Ewa Sherman

The Absolution

Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freya are working together again. Their own relationship goes through various stages as they investigate vicious murders in Reykjavik, being announced by a killer via a mobile phone Snapchat app.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Ewa Sherman

Too Close

The staff in the psychiatric hospital where Connie is incarcerated say she committed a terrible crime. She says she can’t remember a thing.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

An Unwanted Guest

Gwen Delaney may live to regret booking herself and her friend into the hotel – if she stays alive.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Sea of Bones

The coroner’s report states suicide, but Juliet MacGillivray cannot believe her niece would have taken her own life.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Other People

Gabe cannot believe his daughter is dead. But his search for her is driving him ever closer to a death-trap of revenge.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Now You See Them

Brighton 1963 and a schoolgirl has gone missing from exclusive private school Roedean. It looks like she's a runaway but there are disturbing similarities to the disappearances of a young local nurse and a teenage Modette.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Viv Beeby

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