Books published by Trapeze

The Quickening

Louisa, trapped in an unhappy marriage, accepts a commission to photograph the contents of a faded Victorian country house. A spate of unpleasant incidents makes her question whether there are connected to her advanced state of pregnancy or whether they might relate to the unfortunate history of the family.

Reviewed on 24 April 2021 by Sylvia Maughan


Bev Saunders wants to be private investigator and has started to take on cases. She sets out to go undercover as a cleaner for a colourful local man of doubtful reputation

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

Bad Seed

A recently widowed woman is trying to pick up the pieces of her life, but it seems that someone is out to stop her succeeding.

Reviewed on 31 October 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Lake Child

Eva Olsen cannot remember much about the last year of her life and is horrified that her parents are keeping her locked in an attic room with no contact with her old friends. And her parents are behaving oddly.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Barnbrook

The Split

South Georgia is the dream posting for glacier expert Felicity Lloyd, but dreams have a nasty habit of coming at a price.

Reviewed on 13 June 2020 by Linda Wilson

Witness X

Can you trust the memories of anyone, let alone an apparent serial killer, if you are able to enter their mind and see their memories for yourself? The inventor of such a machine is drawn into an investigation to help find a determined and unusual serial killer

Reviewed on 13 June 2020 by John Barnbrook

Degrees of Guilt

Maria Bloxham calls the police to report she has killed her husband, and soon finds herself on trial. The jury are invited to consider whether her husband’s behaviour constitutes a defence.

Reviewed on 23 May 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Escape Room

Four Wall Street high-flyers find themselves trapped together in an elevator escape room with one instruction – to get out alive.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Madeleine Marsh

You Die Next

Some urban explorers break into an abandoned film studio and encounter an apparently horrific murder scene. They run, but then one by one they are found murdered.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Barnbrook

The Tattoo Thief

Marni Mullins’ s coffee break during the Brighton tattoo convention turns into a horror story when she finds a mutilated body in the bin.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Craftsman

Florence Lovelady returns to the town that launched her police carer, but soon starts to fear that her first murder case might not have been as cut and dried as everyone had thought.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Devil's Claw

A young journalist returns home to Guernsey, and when a drowned woman is found on the beach finds links to other such deaths stretching back over 50 years.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Chris Roberts


Mags Mackenzie hasn’t spoken to her brother Abe for years, but she flies to his bedside after he fell down four flights of stairs. It looks like suicide, but something doesn’t ring true.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor


Detective Sergeant Fawkes is called to a horrific crime scene where there is only one body, but clearly six victims.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor