Titan Books

Books published by Titan Books

No Mercy

Ellery’s fellow victims of violent crimes may not help her with the therapy she desperately needs. They may be the death of her.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Revenant Express

Investigators Newbury and Hobbes return with a mystery involving sinister experiments and a dangerous train journey across Europe.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Jane Appleby

Box of Bones

A man suffers a fatal fall at the Nice carnival, the first in a series of suspicious deaths. Captain Paul Darac of the Brigade Criminelle investigates.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by John Cleal

The Fire Pit

On the Faroe Islands local detective Hjalti Hentze investigates the suicide of an old drunk. In Denmark the British DI Jan Reyna searches for answers to his past. Both men realise that both stories might be connected.

Reviewed on 01 August 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Killing Bay

A body of a woman is found following the clash between international activists and local fishermen on the Faroe Islands. Detective Hjalti Hentze wants to find out if there is a connection between the murder and the slaughter of whales.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Ewa Sherman

Modesty Blaise: The Killing Game

Modesty and Willie go up against another set of villains in three more iconic comic strip adventures.

Reviewed on 20 January 2018 by Linda Wilson


The sleepy Oxfordshire countryside is darkened by a series of macabre murders re-enacting an ancient legend.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Linda Wilson

Two Lost Boys

Marion ‘Andy’ Hardy is on death row for the rape and murder of two women. Janet Moodie is preparing a case to convince the courts that he doesn’t deserve to die.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

Forever and a Death

Millionaire businessman Richard Curtis, who was forced to leave Hong Kong when the Chinese took over, plans a terrible revenge.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Sylvia Wilson

Modesty Blase: Children of Lucifer

Three new stories see Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin go up against seemingly impossible odds in their own, inimitable way.

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by Linda Wilson

Murder Never Knocks

Out-of-town killers seem to be lining up for a crack at tough PI Mike Hammer as violence follows him and his beautiful partner Velda into the poshest of all crime scenes.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by John Cleal

Quarry's Deal

Quarry follows a killer from a steamy Florida singles resort back to his own territory. But this killer is a beautiful woman and the ex-Marine wonders if he may have met his match.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by John Cleal

Lawless and the Flowers of Sin

As a reluctant Inspector of Vice, Campbell Lawless must make a reckoning of London’s houses of ill repute. His inquiries draw the attention of powerful men, merciless in defending their reputations.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by John Cleal

The Age of Treachery

When a close friend is accused of murder, Oxford fellow and wartime SOE agent Duncan Forrester sets out to prove his innocence, following the trail of evidence from the ruins of Berlin to the forests of Norway – and discovers, that for some, the war is not over.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by John Cleal

Cut Me In

No-one liked tough literary agent Del Gilbert – not those he did business with, the women he cheated on, not even his partner in the agency. But when he is found shot in his office, Josh Blake must find the killer – and a missing contract potentially worth millions.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by John Cleal

Quarry's List

Hitman and ex-Marine Quarry finds himself a target when the would-be successor to the man he worked for – and in whose death he was involved – tries to take over.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by John Cleal

Modesty Blaise: The Murder Frame

Four stories featuring Modesty Blaise, one of the greatest kickass heroines of all time, and her ever-reliable companion, Willie Garvin.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Dead Ground In Between

On a cold winter’s night in late 1942, an old farmer goes missing and is later discovered, stabbed, in a secret bunker. Detective Inspector Tom Tyler investigates.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Angel of Highgate

Victorian rakehell Lord Geoffrey Thraxton cares only for his own amusement and boasts his contempt for mortality. But in humiliating a literary critic, he creates an enemy who will change the rest of his life.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by John Cleal

The Silent Dead

The discovery of a mutilated body wrapped in tarpaulin on a Tokyo park hedge seems at first inexplicable, and it takes a leap of imagination from Lieutenant Himekawa to make progress with the case.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Chris Roberts

Ghosts of Karnak

The vigilante known as the Ghost must take on some seemingly unstoppable man-machine hybrids and battle a mysterious cult determined to bring a pair of ancient Egyptian gods back to power.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Blood Strand

Jan Reyna, a British police detective, returns to the Faroe Islands where he was born when his estranged father is found unconscious in a car, with a shotgun by his side. Traces of someone else’s blood are found at the scene.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Ewa Sherman

So Nude, So Dead

Former pianist and heroin addict Ray Stone wakes up in a cheap motel with a dead girl in his bed. The only way he can stop the police charging him with her murder is to find the real killer.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by John Cleal

The Bursar's Wife

The wife of the bursar of Morley College seeks the assistance of George Kocharyan, Cambridge Confidential Services, to check on her daughter. What he finds turns out to be revealing about his own family.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Chris Roberts


When successive contract killings go wrong, his partner is killed and he injured, Vietnam vet-turned-assassin Quarry loses trust in the ‘Broker’ who sets up his ‘jobs’ and sets out to deliver his own brand of justice.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by John Cleal

Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square

Scotsman Campbell Lawless has ambitions to be a Scotland Yard detective. His assignments soon lead him into a dark world which threatens the very future of the Empire.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by John Cleal

Modesty Blaise: The Killing Distance

Modesty and Willie take on mercenaries, assassins and pirates in three stories by Peter O’Donnell and illustrator Enric Romero.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

Modesty Blaise: The Young Mistress

Modesty and Willie tangle with forgers, horse-thieves and a diabolical plot to kill an old friend in three more stories from Peter O’Donnell, all skilfully drawn by artist Enric Romero.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Albino's Treasure

Holmes and Watson are asked to investigate the vandalising of a picture at the National Portrait Gallery and are sucked into a morass of politics, crime and killings.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by John Cleal

Modesty Blaise: Ripper Jax

Four more adventures for Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin, brought to life on the page by artist Enric Romero.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Osiris Ritual

An ancient mummy, a mysterious secret agent and magician's trick all combine in the second adventure in the Newbury and Hobbes series.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Jane Appleby

The Affinity Bridge

The dashing Sir Maurice Newbury and his unflappable assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes investigate the strange cases of a spectral policeman and an airship crash in a steampunk re-imagining of Victorian London.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

Kill Me Darling

PI Mike Hammer, on a massive drinking binge after girlfriend/secretary Velda leaves him, apparently for a gang boss, heads for Miami after the murder of the police captain who brought them together.

Reviewed on 05 November 2015 by John Cleal

Thieves Fall Out

Pete Wells is stranded in Cairo when his money is stolen, and is induced to act as a courier. But he soon realises that he has become mixed up in something very murky.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Chris Roberts

King of the Weeds

PI Mike Hammer and secretary and partner Velda are planning a long overdue wedding when he is targeted by a hitman. At the same time, the couple’s friend Captain Pat Chambers, nearing retirement, finds his whole career under threat when a man he and Hammer helped convict years before is freed – and policemen start to die.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by John Cleal

No Known Grave

A convalescent hospital in 1942, run by Anglican nuns for badly injured servicemen, is an unlikely place for a double murder to take place. That, however, is what DI Tom Tyler finds when he is called to the hospital.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Quarry's Choice

Ex-marine sniper Quarry has to infiltrate a crime syndicate in 1970s Mississippi.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by John Cleal

The Wolves of London

Alex Locke is doing his best to put his unsuccessful foray into crime behind him and live a normal life, but when one of his daughters is threatened, Alex has to turn to an old acquaintance from prison for help, and things go rapidly downhill from there.

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

Gods of War

Watson is re-united with Holmes on a rare visit to his retirement home and the pair plunge into a whirlpool of ambition, obsession and murder when Holmes is engaged by a powerful industrialist to prove his son’s death was a suicide.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by John Cleal


Several uninhibited characters cross paths on the US/Mexico border where a sociopath is on the run in this pulp fiction from the 1950s.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

Complex 90

When a PI is shot dead at a society party where he and Mike Hammer are providing security, Hammer takes on his job accompanying a conservative Senator to Russia. Kidnapped, he shoots his way out, leaving a trail of bodies and returns to America to find he is wanted by both sides in a Cold War threatening to heat up.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by John Cleal