Arcadia Books

Books published by Arcadia Books

Brazilian Psycho

The lives of a small cast of characters play out against a background of real political events in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Chris Roberts


Key episodes in the life of Harold ‘Tanky’ Challenor, in Italy as an SAS commando in WWII, and as a notorious Detective Sergeant in 1960s Soho.

Reviewed on 24 April 2021 by Chris Roberts


Detective Mario Lame is given a tip which means he is standing over a body when the military police arrive to investigate. He needs to find out what is going on before he ends up on the hook for the killing.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Forger

Chief Inspector Frank Stave has decided to transfer from the homicide section of Hamburg CID to Department S which deals with economic crime, mainly the black market. Even he’s not sure why he wants to move.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Afraid to Death

Joe Egan has been on the run since childhood from a mysterious blonde vision who appears to him whenever someone close to him dies.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Cleal

South Atlantic Requiem

War is building in the South Atlantic as Argentina prepares an invasion of the British Falkland islands. Conflicted MI6 man William Catesby is loyal to his country but will do anything he can to stop hostilities breaking out.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Cleal


Detective Leme has gringa Ellie under observation – she enters a building but doesn’t come out. When he follows, he finds a man dead and Ellie gone.

Reviewed on 17 March 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Eye of the Beholder

An end-of-his-rope private eye becomes obsessed with a beautiful female killer and pursues her for more than 20 years.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Cleal

Fatal Crossing

Journalist Nora Sand discovers that a decades-old cold case concerning two missing girls is about to become too hot to handle.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Wolf Children

It’s 1947 and the long, freezing winter is over. The discovery of the body of a young boy, lying across an unexploded bomb in the ruins of Hamburg shipyard, sparks off an investigation which turns up further young victims.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Arnold Taylor

The Murderer in Ruins

The body of a young woman is found hidden behind a wall in the wartime rubble that used to be Hamburg. She has clearly been strangled but, that apart, there are no clues.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Arnold Taylor


A fatal crash at the Moscow Grant Prix leaves the Ptarmigan team facing charges of corporate manslaughter.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

A Very British Ending

Senior MI6 officers Catesby and Bone try to outwit a cabal of power-hungry plotters on both sides of the Atlantic trying to overthrow the British Prime Minister.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by John Cleal


Former Royal Marine Colonel Matt Straker is brought in to investigate a possible case of deliberate sabotage within the glamorous but cut-throat world of Formula 1 racing.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

Carnal Acts

DI Joni Pax faces anything but a quiet life when she moves from the Met to Northumberland and is confronted by vicious Albanian gangs.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Sharon Wheeler


An isolated Vermont community is disrupted by the past when a serial killer strikes.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Liza Kahlua

Yours Until Death

Norwegian PI Varg Veum retrieves a young boy's bike from a gang of delinquents - and finds himself embroiled in violence and murder

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Sharon Wheeler