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The Last Protector

James Marwood and Catherine Lovett (now Hakesby) must combat the latest intrigues of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, as he seeks to exploit the return of the fugitive Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver, and late Lord Protector of England.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Timothy Field

The Whole Truth

DI Fawley and his wife Alex are expecting a much longed-for child and everything in the garden looks lovely – until the release from prison of a vicious and vengeful rapist and murderer threatens to blight their happiness.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Viv Beeby

Last Survivor

A group of ageing enthusiasts set out to recover the only example of the world’s rarest plant stolen from the private game reserve of a Kuwaiti prince

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

Murder on the Moorland

Librarian-turned-detective Kitt Hartley heads for the moorland village where her boyfriend’s ex-wife was murdered five years before to solve what looks like a copycat killing – right down to the runic symbols carved into the victim’s hand!

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

A Galway Epiphany

Maverick PI Jack Taylor is finally hoping for a quiet retirement. But when he emerges from a coma after being hit by a truck, the incident is being hailed as a miracle and the children who tended him as saints. But he isn’t the only one looking for the kids, who have gone missing …

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Sharon Wheeler

A Comedy of Terrors

While Roman detective Flavia Albia tries to come to terms with a new role, her magistrate husband becomes involved in a case which threatens not only the family but also the future of the empire itself.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal


The dying rural backwater of Red Bluff, Mississippi, is briefly awoken from its slumber when new arrivals appear in town and locals go missing in the sinister nearby blackwood.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Chris Roberts

Break Out

With two hurricanes on collision course, the staff of Ravenhill maximum security prison decide to evacuate, leaving the inmates to fend for themselves. But in the middle of a riot and a superstorm, all ex-cop Jack Constantine wants is revenge.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Linda Wilson

City of Spies

SOE agent Elizabeth de Mornay flees Paris in 1943 for neutral Lisbon, where she finds plenty of enemy intrigue to keep her occupied.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Chris Roberts

Eight Pieces of Silva

Eighteen-year-old Silva is meant to be looking after her 16-year-old stepsister Becks while their parents are on a belated honeymoon to Japan, but when Silva doesn’t come home, Becks decides to check out her bedroom and then her worries really kick off.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Linda Wilson

Hotel Cartagena

A top-floor Hamburg hotel bar with a party of police amongst the guests is invaded by a dozen men with weapons who take everyone hostage.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Chris Roberts

The House of Whispers

Grace is back in Abi’s life, dripping toxins into an already fragile status quo.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

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