No Exit Press


Books published by No Exit Press

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet

Sheriff Jesse Stone investigates a murder that appears linked to re-awakened interest in a 40-year-old recording that mysteriously disappeared.

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by Chris Roberts

Gangster Nation

Mob hit-man Sal Cupertine escaped from Chicago in a meat truck after killing three FBI agents, but hiding out in Las Vegas as a Rabbi has its problems.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Ways of Wolfe

Axel Wolfe’s first attempt at robbery does not go well and he ends up doing a long stretch at a Texas state prison, feeling sore about the partner who left him behind.

Reviewed on 27 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

All the Pieces Matter

Actors, writers, directors and others involved with The Wire contribute to an oral history of the influential TV drama.    

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Sharon Wheeler

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

Spenser is on the trail of a conman who doesn’t want to be found.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Fighter

Jack Boucher, who was abandoned as a child, took up cage fighting as a way to find himself, and after 25 years has reached the end of a very long road.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Chris Roberts

Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at Crimefest

An anthology of short stories celebrating the tenth anniversary of CrimeFest, Bristol’s crime fiction convention.

Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by Linda Wilson

Gravesend

Ray Boy Calabrese is released from prison 16 years after a queer-bashing incident led to the death of a young man. Consumed by guilt and despair, he seeks street justice – a revenge killing from one of the dead boy’s relatives.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by John Cleal

The Good Assassin

George Mueller, a retired CIA agent, is approached by the CIA director to pose as a travel writer in Cuba to find out if their ‘man in Havana’, Toby Graham, is providing Fidel Castro’s rebels with arms.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Desperation Road

Many years after an event which dramatically changed lives, the two people most affected return to the town but find they still have battles to fight.

Reviewed on 31 March 2018 by Chris Roberts

Walden of Bermondsey

Resident judge Charlie Walden relates several tales featuring life in Bermondsey Crown Court, both in the courtroom and behind the scenes.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Chris Roberts

Deadly Alibi

An apparently inoffensive woman is murdered and DI Geraldine Steel’s colleagues all believe that they have found the murderer. Then the person giving him a strong alibi is also found murdered. Geraldine’s instincts tell her that they have got the wrong man.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Kate Balfour

Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins

A storm exposes a body, and the remains of two more killed years ago. Police Chief Jesse Stone investigates an event nobody in Paradise is keen to talk about.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Chris Roberts

Night Market

Detective Henk van der Pol is enmeshed in a conspiracy that incorporates senior figures in the justice system, but is unsure in which direction to point the finger.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn

Boston PI Spenser investigates a fire in a disused church that left three firefighters dead. One of their colleagues is convinced the fire was arson.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Linda Wilson

Hunting the Hangman

A few thousand soldiers from the defeated Czech army made their way to Britain. Now their President in exile wants two of them to return to Czechoslovakia to undertake a special mission from which they are unlikely to return.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Arnold Taylor

The Unquiet Dead

A man found dead at the foot of Scarborough Bluffs, a Toronto suburb, proves to have a history in Bosnia, where he played a very active role in the slaughter.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Ashes of Berlin

Inspector Gregor Reinhardt, back in Berlin after the war ends, must track down a serial killer, but his investigation is interfered with by the political interests of the occupying powers and a group of ex-Nazis.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by John Cleal

The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr

A group of Welsh activists are on trial for plotting to plant a bomb in Caernarfon Castle during the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Jim Beaman

An Honorable Man

CIA agent George Mueller is given the task of unmasking a communist mole in the organisation.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Jim Beaman

Montecristo

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Robert B. Parker's Kickback

Blackburn, Massachusetts, has a zero tolerance policy for juvenile crime, as teenager Dillon Yates discovers to his cost when a joke spectacularly backfires.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

Blind Arrows

English journalist Martin Kant has a chance encounter with a mysterious woman in a Dublin wracked by violence, treachery and spies as the Irish fight for independence gathers momentum.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by John Cleal

Last Days of the Condor

When the silver-haired spy codenamed Condor arrives home to find another agent skewered to his fireplace, he needs to go on the run to find out who has set him up, and why.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Chris Roberts

Dodgers

When a police raid shuts down a crack house, young lookout East is sent on a trip out of LA for the first time in his life, a voyage of self-discovery.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Empire of Night

American journalist and spy Kit Cobb travels to Germany early in 1915, on the trail of an English knight suspected of working for the German cause.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Pale House

During the German retreat through Yugoslavia in 1944, Captain Gregor Reinhardt comes across a site of mass murder. His enquiries expose a conspiracy involving both the brutal Ustase and senior figures in the military hierarchy.

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by Chris Roberts

And Is There Honey Still For Tea?

A libel suit between an American university professor and an Englishman accused of being a spy instigates a dangerous series of events for barrister Ben Schroeder.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Killer Plan

Caroline Robinson’s life is turned upside down when her husband is murdered and one of her sons is kidnapped, but she can’t go to the police for fear of implicating herself.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Star of Istanbul

Reporter and US government spy Kit Cobb has a suspect German under investigation, crossing the Atlantic in 1915 on the Lusitania.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Chris Roberts

Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot

Spenser is hired to find a nine-year-old kidnap victim amidst gang violence in downtown Boston.

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Man From Berlin

German intelligence officer Gregor Reinhardt, a former Berlin detective, is assigned to investigate the killing of a German officer and a beautiful young Croat filmmaker against a background of internal rivalries, partizan attacks and growing anti-Nazi feeling.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by John Cleal

Hold the Dark

Wolf specialist Russell Core receives an appeal from a mother seeking recovery of her son’s body after a wolf attack.

Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Rules of Wolfe

At a Mexican gang lord’s isolated retreat Eddie Gato Wolfe is caught with one of his boss’s girls, and the pair take off across the Sonora Desert in fear for their lives.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

When a developer trying to buy the condo where Henry Cimoli has an apartment resorts to dubious tactics, Henry calls in a favour from Spenser.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Dead

Gang boss David Blake is back on top until the arrest of his accountant for child murder sparks a chain of events which put Blake’s empire – and life – at risk.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by John Cleal

Brother Kemal

PI Kemal Kayankaya is employed to find a wayward 16-year-old and to protect an author from attack, but finds the two cases overlap.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Chris Roberts

Stop Dead

DI Geraldine Steel investigates when a businessman is brutally killed and his wife and her young lover are automatically suspects, but then another murder takes place by the same method.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Linda Wilson