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Dust Off the Bones

The McBride brothers, Billy and Tommy, are haunted by the terrible slaughter that ended their childhood. In their own ways, they’re both seeking escape, but sooner or later will have to face the past.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Chris Roberts

Dohany Street

Budapest Detective Balthazar Kovacs investigates the disappearance of an Israeli historian researching Jewish assets stolen during the Holocaust.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Chris Roberts

Psychopaths Anonymous

Maeve, a successful independent woman in a high-powered job, leads a pretty good life. But she is also an alcoholic and a sex addict and cannot stop killing men. When she fails to get support from an Alcoholics Anonymous group, she decides to set up her own.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Ewa Sherman

Her Last Holiday

All Fran wants is the truth about her sister’s death, but in a viper’s nest of liars that won’t be easy.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Locked Room

Dr Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson are brought together again by an investigation into series of deaths that look like suicide but might be murder. To complicate matters further, their work is hampered by a strange new virus stalking the land.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Viv Beeby

The Rising Tide

A group of old friends meet up every five years on Lindisfarne, the Holy Island. But when one of them is found hanged, after their first evening back together, the ghost of a death from 45 years earlier comes back to haunt them all.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Viv Beeby

The Invisible

When Australian policeman George Manolis is placed on leave following a shooting incident, he returns to his father’s home village in Greece and works undercover to locate a missing man.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by John Verpeleti

The Leviathan

Norfolk in the English Civil War – a difficult time to hold strong views on God and the devil. Also, a time when witches could be denounced and superstition was strong. One family is caught up in such a struggle between the unnatural and belief, with catastrophic results.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Kerry Hood

The Midnight Lock

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, now married, return for another twisty New York forensic adventure, which sends them up against a shadowy and dangerous opponent, The Locksmith.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Kerry Hood

The Murder at the Vicarage

When the nastiest man in the village is found shot dead in the vicarage study, confusing clues and confounding alibis abound. The police are puzzled but Miss Marple is about to put down her knitting and take up detective work …

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Anthea Hawdon

Eight Detectives

A book published privately more than 30 years ago could contain clues to a real murder in its selection of short stories. An ambitious editor confronts its author on his remote Mediterranean hideaway.

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by John Cleal

The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden

Private detective Laetitia Rodd is asked by a friend to help the wife of an important London theatre director. She feels unable to decline but very soon becomes involved in something much more sinister. 

Reviewed on 12 November 2022 by Sylvia Maughan

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