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American by Day

Police chief inspector Sigrid Odegard leaves her native Norway for New York State to find her brother Marcus, who has gone missing.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Chris Roberts

A Fine Ambition

A chambermaid’s body is discovered on Instow beach. It appears she drowned, but Abigail March who, with detective Theo Newton is among guests at the hotel where she worked, is suspicious.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by John Cleal

Bats in the Belfry

A group of successful professionals jokingly share ideas on how to commit the perfect murder. When one of them disappears under mysterious circumstances Chief Inspector Macdonald is called in.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by John Cleal

Pandora's Boy

Flavia Albia investigates the suspicious death of a young girl on the Quirinale Hill, home of Rome’s wealthiest and most aristocratic and ancient citizens

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by John Cleal

The Silenced

A viciously savaged body is found in the water. Detective Inspector Julia Gabrielsson investigates the macabre case, and gets pulled into a web of political scheming.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Man Who Died

Jaakko Kaunismaa, a successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, is told that he’s been poisoned and hence on the verge of death. He decides to find his own murderer.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Ewa Sherman


After being made redundant from her commercial research job, Emma Lilton is desperately seeking new employment. She capitalises on her secret research into subliminal imprinting and gets employment with an advertising agency, leading to dire implications for Britain.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by John Barnbrook

The Shock

A woman goes missing in a storm, but there is only one person who believes her life is at risk.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Acts of Vanishing

William Sandberg is about to lose his daughter. And the world is about to lose its last grip on safety, once and for all.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Extremist

A hostage situation is in progress in Rome and one of the terrorists asks to see Detective Leone Scamarcio in person. Scamarcio then has to find something and take it back before the deadline for the hostages to be killed expires. 

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Sylvia Maughan

Crime, Clemency and Consequence in Britain 1821-1839

A short review of the letters appealing for clemency that were sent to the Home Secretary during the 1820s and 1830s.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kim Fleet

Lock 13

Artist and PI Chris Honeysett is asked to track down a dead angler who miraculously seems to have come back to life six years after his boat capsized. But he’s sidetracked by the disappearance of his life drawing model.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Sharon Wheeler

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