William Heinemann Ltd


Books published by William Heinemann Ltd

Body and Soul

Retired Met detective Frank Elder knows something is wrong when his estranged and troubled daughter turns up. When someone she has had a relationship is murdered, he must try to prove her innocence at the same time as protecting both of them from a deadly threat from the past.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Cleal

Two Nights

Sunnie Night is asked to investigate a bomb blast from a year ago and to hunt for a teenager missing since then.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Linda Wilson

Earthly Remains

Commissario Brunetti is under strain at work and is sent away for a rest, but then an old man he’s made friends with goes missing.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Sylvia Maughan

Smoke Over Malibu

One-time screenwriter Lucky gets a call about an old friend who has gone missing, and his boss at Bart’s Olde California is assaulted during the theft of a cookie jar.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Bone Collection

Four short stories featuring forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Falling In Love

A well-known opera singer is upset when she is inundated with flowers after each performance in Venice. Hundreds appear on stage, in her dressing room and some even outside the apartment in which she is staying. Then Commissario Brunetti is called to see a young woman in hospital who has been attacked. Is there a connection?

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by Sylvia Maughan

The Cartel

When drug overlord Adán Barrera is allowed to escape from a Mexican prison, the man who put him there, DEA agent Art Keller, vows to do whatever is necessary to bring him to justice again.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Bones Never Lie

Forensic scientist Temperance Brennan is called in to assist with a cold case investigation, and learns that DNA from a recent case links it to Anique Pomerleau, an old adversary.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Sylvia Wilson

Darkness, Darkness

Charlie Resnick comes out of virtual retirement to help investigate the murder of a woman during the miners’ strike 30 years ago.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Bones of the Lost

A girl is killed in a hit-and-run on a lonely stretch of road. Was it an accident or murder?  Then Temperance Brennan is drafted in to analyse the remains of two Afghan nationals killed by a marine during a raid on a village. 

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

Bones of the Lost

A girl is killed in a hit-and-run on a lonely stretch of road. Was it an accident or murder?  Then Temperance Brennan is drafted in to analyse the remains of two Afghan nationals killed by a marine during a raid on a village.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

The Golden Egg


Following the apparent suicide of a deaf and disabled man, Commissario Brunetti uncovers a dark and convoluted family history.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Sylvia Wilson