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Keep Her Close

DS Josie Masters is on her way to see her mother in an Oxford care home when her phone rings and she is told to go immediately to Oriel College where a girl student appears to have gone missing. It soon becomes clear that she is not the only one.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Ringmaster

Detective Sam Shephard fights unfair criticism from her boss as the Dunedin police tackle the murder of a student in the Botanic Garden.
 

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Corporation

The non-fiction story of exiled Cubans who contested Castro’s leadership from the USA, and of one who built a lottery-based organisation which moved into money-laundering, drug trafficking and murder.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

Call Him Mine

When journalist Andrew and his photographer boyfriend Carlos come across a body in the street, Carlos pushes for answers and pays a terrible price. Andrew is determined to identify those responsible and exact some sort of retribution.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

Diary of a Dead Man on Leave

As war looms, a Soviet undercover agent faces a crisis of belief when he becomes involved with the German family he lodges with.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

The Fatherland Files

When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in a Berlin pleasure palace, Inspector Gereon Rath faces a case which leads him into confrontation with the rising Nazi party.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

Savages 2: The Spectre

France’s first Arab president is shot on election night. As he lies between life and death, riots explode, terrorist attack threatens and political factions battle for power. Caught in the middle is a third-generation French family whose roots are in the Kabyle region of Algeria.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

Whiskey When We're Dry

Seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney, orphaned and alone, is desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbours, so cuts her hair, binds her chest flat and rides to find outlaw older brother Noah and bring him home

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

Night

Detectives Kirsten Nigaard from Norway and Martin Servaz from France join forces in search of a notorious cunning serial killer on the run. All clues point to Martin’s earlier personal painful history with the murderer, but this time the life of a five-year-old boy is also at stake.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Ewa Sherman

Lady in the Lake

Maddie Swartz, a respectable housewife, decides she needs a change, so she goes to live on her own and tries to get a job in a newsroom. A young girl is murdered and Maddie finds the body. This is just the start of Maddie’s troubles. 

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Version of the Truth

Joanne’s life will go into freefall the moment her son opens the file on his iPad.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Death at the Plague Museum

Mona and Bernard are called in after a secret meeting in Edinburgh, where two of the four attendees are dead and a third is missing.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

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