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Displaced

East End private investigators Hakim and Arnold take on a very cold case when they are asked to find an elderly man’s sister, abducted from her pram at a funfair many years previously.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

Pippa Fitz Amobi has to do a project alongside her A-levels, so she decides to look into the murder, five years ago, of one of the girls from her school. As far as everyone is concerned Andie Bell’s murder was an open and shut case, but Pippa isn’t so sure…

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

Hunting Evil

Lucien Folter, possibly the most prolific known serial killer in the USA, has escaped from prison, driven by the tantalising prospect of revenge against the man who put him there – Robert Hunter of the LAPD’s Ultra-Violent Crimes Unit.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Stories You Tell

A phone call in the middle of the night never brings good news, and the one private investigator Roxanne Weary gets from her brother is no exception to that rule, especially when he was the last person to see a missing woman.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Killing State

Michael North is employed by an establishment figure as a spy and assassin. He is given the task of killing Honor Jones, an MP who has been asking questions about certain powerful people.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Sound of Her Voice

Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland police is traumatised by unsolved crimes involving the murder of young children but discovery of some remains revitalise his determination to find those responsible.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

Here Is What You Do

A collection of haunting short stories set around the USA and featuring a wide variety of people, but all involving pain or loss.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

Miracle Creek

A fire and explosion in a therapeutic hyperbaric oxygen chamber kills two and injures others. As a trial begins, the preoccupations of those close to the tragedy fear that personal secrets will be exposed.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

Black Sun

Major Alexander Vasin of the KGB is sent to a secret Soviet site, which is producing a powerful new bomb, when one of the key scientists dies from radioactive poisoning.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

Death in Captivity

A suspected ‘stool pigeon’ is found dead in an escape tunnel at an officers’ prisoner of war camp in northern Italy. With the invasion imminent, the prisoners plan a mass break-out, but first amateur detective Captain ‘Cuckoo’ Goyles must solve the mystery and find out how much their captors know about the escape plot.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by John Cleal

Conviction

Barrister’s wife Anna McDonald tries to console herself over the loss of her husband and children to the woman she thought her best friend by investigating the death of a former friend, but in doing so must face a threat from her own past.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by John Cleal

The Colours of Murder

Artist Susie Mahl exploits remote aristocratic relations to get an invitation to a Norfolk country house party. When a guest dies in mysterious circumstances and police accept the obvious explanation, she sets out to uncover a killer.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by John Cleal

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