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Books published by Soho Press

Fall of Angels

Cambridge Detective Inspector John Redfyre investigates what appears to be the attempted murder of a female musician and is dragged into a nightmare of misogyny and murder as other killings quickly follow.

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by John Cleal

Death Comes in Through the Kitchen

A boyfriend finding his soon-to-be fiancée dead in her bathtub would be the start of a complicated tale in any country. But this is Cuba where layers of ambiguity and lies cover every aspect of life.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Anthea Hawdon

Cult X

Searching for a girl who disappeared after a brief relationship, Toru Narazaki visits an address in Tokyo occupied by a cult and gets drawn into a bizarre world.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

Don't Eat Me

Police Inspector Phosy Vongvichai investigates a body apparently gnawed by small animals, while Dr Siri Paiboun organises a Lao film version of War and Peace.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

My Name is Nathan Lucius

Nathan Lucius sells advertising space for a Cape Town newspaper. When his only real friend Madge asks him to kill her, Nathan is prepared to help.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by Chris Roberts

Protected by the Shadows

The burnt-out body is just the beginning in this latest wave of organised crime and Goteburg detective Irene Huss discovers her own family is caught up in the gang chaos.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Ghost Month

When Jing-nan hears that his high school sweetheart has been murdered, he is determined to get an explanation, especially when he gets warned off.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

Ghost Month

When Jing-nan hears that his high school sweetheart has been murdered, he is determined to get an explanation, especially when he gets warned off.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Second Day of the Renaissance

Just as Piero Trotti is getting used to retirement from the police, he is made aware of a threat from the past. It becomes all too real on a trip he makes to Rome for his god-daughter’s wedding.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Sylvia Maughan

The Kingdom

Yurika poses as a prostitute to obtain compromising photographs of men. Life gets complicated when one of her targets turns out to be a powerful man who knows what she has been doing.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Singer From Memphis

Athenian investigator Nicolaos and priestess wife, Diotima, are hired by would-be historian Herodotus to guard him on a research trip to war-torn Egypt.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by John Cleal

Dragon Day

When Ellie McEnroe is asked by Sidney Cao to play detective she can’t say no, but is only too aware that snooping around the rich and powerful of Beijing can be very dangerous.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Chris Roberts

Smoke and Whispers

Sarah Tucker finds out from the internet that the body of her friend, Zoe Boehm, has been discovered floating in the Tyne. She is asked by the local police to go to Newcastle and make a formal identification.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Smaller and Smaller Circles

The poor who scavenge the Payatas dump in Manila don’t rate very highly with law enforcement, so when the eviscerated bodies of boys begin to be found it is a while before anyone sees a pattern.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Chris Roberts

Nobody Walks

His son’s apparent suicide brings Tom Bettany back to the UK, determined to find some answers.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Arnold Taylor

For The Dead

The purchase of a used phone exposes Poke Rafferty and his family to danger from a man with very powerful connections.

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Chris Roberts

Murder in Pigalle

When her friends’ daughter Zazie goes missing in pursuit of a child molester, Aimee Leduc begins her own investigation.


Reviewed on 06 June 2015 by Chris Roberts

A Spider in the Cup

Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands, investigating the body of a young woman found in the Thames mud and also charged with protecting a powerful American senator who’s in London for a key economic conference, discovers the two are linked – and that far more is at stake.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by John Cleal

A Few Drops of Blood

Captain Natalia Monte is assigned the case of two men found murdered and posed in a private garden. Several people have a motive but the trail is cold.

Reviewed on 23 July 2014 by Chris Roberts

Slow Horses

A man is displayed bound and hooded on the internet with the information that he will be beheaded in 48 hours. Jackson Lamb, head of MI5’s Slough House, does not subscribe to the general view that this is Al-Qaeda inspired and begins an investigation.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Death Money

Detective Jack Yu investigates the death of a young Chinese man and finds a connection to one of the most powerful men in Chinatown.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Chris Roberts

Dead Lions

A former member of MI5 is found dead on a bus, apparently as a result of a heart attack.  An ex-colleague doesn’t believe it and sets out to investigate.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor