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Justice Gone

When ex-marine Jay Felson is beaten to death by police, someone shoots three of the officers involved and suspicion falls on Felson’s buddy Donald ‘Shortstop’ Darfield.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Chris Roberts


Detective Kyoichiro Kaga is a newcomer to the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo but proves to be very effective in unravelling secrets when a woman is found strangled.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

Maigret Defends Himself

When Maigret receives a formal notification to attend an interview with the Prefect of Police, he is alarmed. He is even more so when it turns out that he has been accused of assaulting an 18-year-old girl, whose father has important political connections.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Never Be Broken

Children are being stabbed and gunned down on the streets of London. DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake are expected to get results, but Noah is struggling with his own problems, just when Marnie needs him the most.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

Cruel Acts

When convicted murderer Leo Stone is allowed out of prison on licence while awaiting a fresh trial, another young woman disappears, leaving the finger of suspicion to point at him.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

Potkin and Stubbs

Aspiring journalist, 12-year-old Lil Potkin, finds herself with an unusual partner as she sets out to discover what happened to a young boy who’s gone missing.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Private Business

Lee Arnold and his assistant Mumtaz Hakim are hired by former stand-up comedian Maria Peters who wants to know why she’s being targeted by someone determined to make her question her own sanity.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Linda Wilson

Kick the Moon

Ilyas Mian wants to draw comic book heroes rather than work in his dad’s shop but until he meets Kelly Mathews, Ilyas keeps his ambition to himself. Kelly understands him like no one else, but unfortunately, she’s attracted to Ilyas’ friend Imran, and doesn’t listen to the warnings she’s given about him.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Linda Wilson

Dead Man's Daughter

When DI Meg Dalton finds a child in a bloodstained nightdress in woods and the child’s father dead in the house with a cut throat, she doesn’t want to believe the young girl is guilty of murder, but all the evidence seems to point to her.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Linda Wilson

Close to the Edge

When Laurie Bateman sees a man fall to his death in front of a tube train, she has a need to make sense of what happens. The police seem convinced it was suicide, but Laurie is certain that’s not the case, and she becomes determined to carry out her own investigations.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Linda Wilson

Gentleman Jack

DC Ricky Macfadyen rescues an agricultural businessman who is being beaten up in the street but who refuses to press charges.  When DI Tim Yates and Macfadyen visit his site they see a quad that might have been stolen, but the investigation soon takes second place when the headless body of a woman is found in a canal.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Stranger Diaries

Clare, a teacher at Tolgarth High, is discussing a short story called The Stranger with members of a creative writing group. The story is a Gothic horror but Clare has no reason to believe that the school is about to undergo its own horror story.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Arnold Taylor

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