Review Archive

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Cast No Shadow

Young journalist Samantha investigates the story of an Indian hotelier cleared of a rape charge when he is revealed to be a she. The trail takes her into the dangerous Indian underworld, where money always talks – and life is cheap.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

The Corpse in the Garden of Perfect Brightness

Railway detective Jack Wenlock, thrown out of work by the 1947 nationalisation of the industry, searches the Far East for his mother, whom he has always believed dead.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

Faithful Unto Death

When the Prince of Powys’ messenger fails to reach his English destination, lord sheriff’s men Bradecote, Catchpoll and Walkelin must check a dead man’s identity.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

Imposter 13

Aydin Torkal – the former terrorist known as Sleeper 13, now working with MI6 – infiltrates a sinister new terror cell that’s planning a series of devastating worldwide attacks

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

The Summer of Ellen

The realities of modern Copenhagen and of Jutland farmland from the 1970s clash as Jacob Errbo, an architect drinking through his bitter divorce, must return to the area he has not visited for nearly 40 years. His very old great-uncles Anton and Anders want to find out what happened to a beautiful hippy Ellen who moved in with them from a local commune.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Ewa Sherman

Call Me Evie

A quiet beach town should be the place where Evie can heal. But Evie isn’t her name, and she is not there of her own free will.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Safe House

Charlie has a new life to go with her new name. But her past is closing in.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Flight

Claire and Eva meet at JFK Airport, New York. But their encounter is brief, and their destinations could be their last.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Postcript Murders

Ninety-year-old Peggy has two main interests in life – observing the comings and goings beneath her bay window in Seaview Court and murder.  So when Peggy is found dead in her favourite chair, notebook by her side, it must surely be from natural causes – mustn't it?

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Viv Beeby

The Trophy Taker

A murderer cuts off ring fingers, rips out hearts and discards them, replacing them with a token and leaves the bodies in graveyards in London. DC Charlie Stafford and her team are desperate to find this killer.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Barnbrook

Invitation to Die

DI John Redfyre discovers a body and uncovers a story of wartime betrayal and multiple murders.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal


Six short novels set in the US featuring persons on the wrong side of the law and those who oppose them.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

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