Books published by Contraband


Debbie Milne has gone missing, but with too much police indifference in the investigation, finding her dead or alive is down to Maggie and Wilma.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Janus Run

Coleman Lang awakes to find his girlfriend dead on the bed next to him. When autopsy results show she has been murdered, the police like him for the crime.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Chris Roberts

Dog Fight

An underground fight ring is sucking in former soldiers living on the streets with promises of big money. But the risks are high and there’s no easy way out.

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Dead Don't Boogie

Glasgow investigator Dominic Queste is hired to find Jenny Deavers.  Jenny doesn’t want to be found by Dominic or by others looking for her.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Chris Roberts

Fade To Black

The apparent return from the dead of a cult film icon forces media man Root Wilson – who wrote his obituary – to search for the truth. A series of twists ensure Root becomes a suspect for murder himself – as well as a possible next victim.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by John Cleal

His Bloody Project

A triple murder in a remote Scottish village leads a 17-year-old to trial. He admits the killings, but motive remains the question, and his fate is unclear.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by John Cleal

The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

Manfred Baumann is a loner and a misfit whose sole source of pleasure is watching a seductive waitress in the bistro where he is a regular patron. One day she simply disappears in circumstances that lead to his coming under suspicion.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Arnold Taylor