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99 Ways to Die

Chan Jing-nan becomes involved when his friend Peggy’s father is kidnapped and threatened with death if he doesn’t hand over a new computer chip.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Chris Roberts

Lives Laid Away

Detroit ex-cop August Snow is unimpressed by government action to combat the sexual exploitation and traffic of girls and so takes matters into his own hands.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Chris Roberts

Murder in the Crooked House

In a strange house built at the isolated northern tip of Japan, guests who’ve gathered for New Year start dying. Renowned detective Kiyosi Mitarai is called in to find out why.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Chris Roberts


The Crenshaw Six are a minnow amongst the gangs of South Central LA, and war between rival drug cartels provides both an opportunity and a threat. Luckily, they have a smart leader.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Magick of Master Lilly

Master 17th century astrologer and magician William Lilly narrates the story of an England broken by religious and political intolerance as it plunges towards civil war.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by John Cleal

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit

Intrepid Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp’s help for a woman inmate in a mental home sees her targeted as a political football in a key election.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by John Cleal

To the Lions

Reporter Casey Benedict eavesdrops a conversation in a London club and investigates the apparent suicide of a wealthy young man. Her hunt leads her from St Tropez to the Middle Eastern deserts – and the darkest corners of the human mind.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by John Cleal

The American Agent

Investigator Maisie Dobbs is approached by the British and US governments to help solve the murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by John Cleal

Bertie: The Complete Prince of Wales Mysteries

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, is a pleasure seeker, searching out the best meals, the most beautiful women, and the most lavish parties. He also fancies himself as an amateur detective and relates his ventures into crime.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by John Cleal

An Elderley Lady is Up to No Good

Maud is nearly 90 years old and lives rent-free in a spacious apartment in Gothenburg. She might be old and seemingly confused but will not allow anyone to upset her peace and quiet.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Secretary

Christine Butcher is the perfect secretary until the CEO’s daughter Mina forces her to become the perfect enemy.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Ghosts of the Past

A well-respected Florence citizen is found murdered in his study.  Apart from a fencing foil stuck between his ribs, there are no clues, no fingerprints, nothing except for a beautiful ring found close to the body.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Sylvia Maughan

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