Review Archive

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How To Betray Your Country

August Drummond’s service as a spy has been terminated, but he remains in the game as a distraction from his grief over the death of his wife.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Chris Roberts

Island Reich

With the Nazis victorious in France, Hitler is preparing for the invasion of Britain from the Channel Islands with the Duke of Windsor at his side. Agents from Britain and from the USA are working to prevent it.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Chris Roberts

Nemesis

Metropolitan police close protection officer Mickey Bale is out for revenge on the gang boss ultimately responsible for his sister’s death from a drug overdose.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Linda Wilson

One Night, New York

Frances arrives in 1930s New York to join her brother, leaving her abusive father in rural Kansas. She quickly becomes embroiled in a world beyond her experience with glamorous people, corrupt politicians and violent mobsters.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Barnbrook

Right To Kill

DS Joe Romano is back in Leeds after an unsuccessful sojurn in France for Interpol. Now working in Missing Persons, and feeling dulled by life, he is given a case that will test his humanity as well as his detective powers – and his heart.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Kerry Hood

The Cutting Place

A dismembered body found in the mud of the Thames foreshore leads DS Maeve Kerrigan into the more rarefied air of the exclusive and expensive Chiron Club in her search for a killer.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Heights

When a severed head falls out of a bag on the Tube, Cal Drake makes a connection to the case that led him to leave the police and become a private detective.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Chris Roberts

The Murder Box

A police chief receives a murder mystery game, seemingly as a birthday present, but it soon becomes clear that the game is live and involves current day crimes.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Verpeleti

The Not Quite Perfect Murderer

The death of a small boy and a violent raid on a city jeweller’s pulls former spook Patrick Gillard and his wife Ingrid Langley back into action to help out Bath police.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Sharon Wheeler

The Perfect Lie

Detective Danny Ryan jumps to his death rather than face arrest by his own colleagues. Less than two years later, his wife Erin is put on trial for her husband’s murder.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Cleal

The Sicilian Method

Mimi Augello stumbles across a dead body whilst making a hasty escape from his married lover’s apartment. And then another identical dead body turns up elsewhere.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

The Therapist

A voicemail from her husband Sigurd tells Sara he's arrived at the holiday cabin. Later a call from his friend confirms he never did. And then the search for a missing man turns into something much more sinister.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Ewa Sherman

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