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A story of love, lies and betrayal set against the background of one of the most horrific events of the Second World War.

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by John Cleal

The City Under Seige

Garda Special Branch Inspector Stefan Gillespie hunts a serial killer and becomes involved with Indian independence activists and the deadly aerial siege of Malta by Axis bombers.

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by John Cleal

Wishyouwas: the tiny guardian of lost letters

Penny Black lives with her uncle in a London post office. Her lonely existence changes dramatically when she encounters a funny, courageous, talkative little creature trying to run off with a letter. This catapults her into the secretive lives of the Sorters, the tiny guardians of lost letters.

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by Linda Wilson

Oranges and Lemons

An important politician is almost buried under a crate of fruit, in a spot suspiciously near to the church of St Clements. The Peculiar Crimes Unit investigate, but now under the eye of a Home Office observer.

Reviewed on 25 November 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

The Coral Bride

Reviewed on 25 October 2021 by

Bad Debt

Lawyer Robbie Munro agrees to defend a man who assaulted a housebreaker – and finds himself accused of murder.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Chris Roberts

Final Cut

Successful documentary film maker Alex returns to the run-down seaside town where she was born to uncover its extraordinary and chilling secrets.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by John Cleal

Forced Confessions

William Benson defends a man against a charge of murder, while his friends investigate the circumstances behind his own conviction, for which he served 11 years in jail.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Chris Roberts

Hour of the Assassin

Security consultant Nick Averose has been set up to take the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. At the same time, Senator Sam McDonough is about to embark on a bid for the presidency and his backer is determined that nothing – and no one – is going to stand in their way.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Linda Wilson

If I Disappear

Sera’s obsession with missing podcaster Rachel Bard is about to become a journey into the wild where only death is a certainty.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Post Mortem

Elliot Rook QC and his protege Zara represent clients who have become the victim of a vicious campaign for supremacy by a London drug tsar.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Chris Roberts

Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me

Boston PI Spenser and his latest apprentice, Matty Sullivan, go up against a billionaire with very unsavoury habits and some equally unsavoury friends to take down a network of men – and a woman – who abuse young girls.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Linda Wilson

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