Linda Wilson

Linda Wilson


Books reviewed by Linda Wilson

Dead Woman Walking

The lone survivor of a hot air balloon crash has to go on the run to stay ahead of the ruthless killer responsible for the disaster.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Murderabilia

The son of a prominent MSP is murdered and hung from a bridge in full view of a train load of commuters. Despite being officially off the case and at home on sick leave, DI Rachel Narey is determined to uncover the identity of the killer.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Quieter Than Killing

While DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake investigate a seemingly random series of violent attacks in London, Marnie also has to come face to face with the demons from her own past.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

With Malice

Jill wakes up in hospital with the last six weeks of her life missing. Something terrible has happened. She just wishes someone would tell her what it is.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

A Handful of Ashes

When a notorious whistleblower is found dead, she appears to have taken her own life, but force medical examiner Dr Harry Kent isn’t convinced things are as straightforward as that.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

The One Memory of Flora Banks

Flora Banks has been unable to make new memories since she had an operation at the age of ten. Her life is lived through the pages of a notebook that remind her who she is and where she lives. But all that changes when Flora kisses a boy.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Speaking in Bones

Some bones found near a remote mountain beauty spot lead forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan into an investigation into a young woman’s disappearance.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Burning

Life at Brunesfield Correctional Facility is grim at the best of times, but then when a new inmate arrives, strange and dangerous things start to happen.


Reviewed on 01 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Let the Dead Speak

A young woman returns home to find her mother missing and the house covered in her blood. Newly-promoted DS Maeve Kerrigan has to deal with both a murder inquiry without a body and abrasive DI Josh Derwent.

Reviewed on 01 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Liquidator

A disparate bunch of teenagers take on the might of a global corporation in a race to save the life of a boy they’ve never even met.

Reviewed on 01 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Heads You Die

James Bond and his friend Hugo have to go up against Scolopendra Industries to save the life of a family friend.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Bone Field

The discovery of the bodies of two murdered women, one of whom went missing in Thailand in 1990, opens two cold cases that soon become very hot to handle.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Chalk Pit

The disappearance of one rough sleeper and the deaths of two others all seem to have a connection to the mysterious network of old tunnels under the city of Norwich.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Method

Pregnant teenagers are going missing, and it’s Special Agent Roger Liu’s job to find them.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

Deep Down Dead

Bounty hunter Lori Anderson has to bring in another fugitive who’s skipped bail. But the first problem is the person she’s after is the man who taught her all she knows about the job. The second problem is that she has to bring him in with her nine-year-old daughter in tow.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

Shadow Kill

SAS man John Porter is sent into war-torn Sierra Leone to find and bring back Ronald Soames, the Regiment’s former commanding officer, the man Porter believes was responsible for trashing his career.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Tourist

When a tourist from the future goes missing after a trip to a 21st century shopping mall, it falls to her travel rep to get her back safely.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

Urban Outlaws: Counterstrike

The Urban Outlaws face their toughest test – breaking into a top secret facility to steal Medusa, the ultimate weapon.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Linda Wilson

All of a Winter's Night

Exorcist Merrily Watkins knows that Aidan Lloyd’s funeral was too perfunctory and too impersonal. But what she doesn’t know is how to put things right to enable the dead man to sleep easily in his grave.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

Haunt Me

When Erin and her family move into a new house, she’s not expecting to find someone already living in her bedroom, especially not the ghost of its former occupant.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

No Place Like Home

Craig Macklin’s parents owe money and the interest is mounting at a rate they can’t keep pace with, but when Craig tries to help out, he finds that paying the money back isn’t easy.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

A reclusive billionaire hires Harry Bosch to find a missing woman. But there are plenty of people who don’t want her to be found.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

Daisy in Chains

Hamish Wolfe is in prison for the murder of three women. Lawyer and true crime writer Maggie Rose has succeeded in having convictions quashed in the past, but she has no intention of taking Wolfe on as a client, despite entreaties from his fan club.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

My Husband's Son

Five years ago, Jason’s son Barney went missing. But when his new wife Heidi sees a boy she thinks is Barney, Jason isn’t convinced. Heidi is convinced she’s right. Jason just wants her to drop the subject. Who’s right?

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

Rise the Dark

The search for his wife’s killer takes Markus Novak back to his roots in Montana where he has to go up against an attempt to cause a severe and disruptive power outage.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

Silverfin

Something sinister is stirring in the deep waters of Loch Silverfin. Young James Bond investigates the disappearance of a friend’s young cousin and soon ends up in a whole heap of trouble.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Four Legendary Kingdoms

Jack West Jnr must fight for his life, and the lives of his friends, in a series of hellish gladiatorial combats.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

These Shallow Graves

Miss Josephine Montfort has been destined from birth to lead a respectable life and make a good marriage. But her father’s untimely death threatens to rock Jo’s world to its foundations.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

A Life to Kill

Coroner Jenny Cooper has to handle her hardest case to date, the inquest into the death of a young soldier in Afghanistan.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

Kid Got Shot

When a teenager from his school is shot dead, Garvie Smith is reluctant to leave the investigation to the local police, especially as he’s sure they’re just not asking the right questions.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Malice of Waves

Oceanographer Dr Cal McGill is called in to try to solve the mystery of a 14-year-old boy’s disappearance from a remote Scottish island five years ago.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

Are You Watching Me?

Liz Cafferky’s championing of a drop-in centre for older men catapults her into the media limelight, but that brings with it pressures and fears that she hadn’t foreseen.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

Dear Charlie

Sixteen-year-old Sam has to come to terms with the fact that his older brother Charlie committed a horrific school shooting, and this isn’t easy in a town determined to treat him and his family as pariahs.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

Mistletoe and Murder

The members of the Detective Society are in Cambridge for Christmas 1935, and wherever Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong go, death is sure to follow.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

The River at Night

Instead of their usual trip to a beach resort, Win Allen allows her friend Pia to talk her and two other friends into a rafting trip down a river in the depths of the Maine wilderness.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Linda Wilson

Game Changer

15-year-old Mikey has seen something that puts him and his family in danger, particularly the sister he loves.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Rebel Bully Geek Pariah

Four very different teenagers who don’t even like each other are forced onto the run after police break up an illicit drinking party.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Bone Collection

Four short stories featuring forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Undercover

The story of 20 years in the life of an undercover cop.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Blame

Sixteen-year-old Ant and her younger brother Mattie have been sent to prison for crimes they didn’t commit, but under a new law, they can be held responsible for the sins of their parents and even their grandparents.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Cell 7

Sixteen-year-old Martha Honeydew is on death row for killing a much loved celebrity. The people get to be the ones to decide whether she lives or dies.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Dead Silent

DCI Eve Clay has to delve deep into her own past in an attempt to solve a macabre murder in a Liverpool suburb.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Modesty Blaise: The Murder Frame

Four stories featuring Modesty Blaise, one of the greatest kickass heroines of all time, and her ever-reliable companion, Willie Garvin.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Tears of Angels

A gruesome murder forces DCI Anderson and DI Costello to reopen an old case into the violent death of two boys.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

Dark Forces

Spider Shepherd has to infiltrate a dangerous criminal organisation as well as help to counter attacks by IS terrorists.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

Endgame

Teenage agent Zach Darke has to go up against an old adversary to save the life of two friends.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

Hard Wired

Ex-Delta Force operative Jon Reznick is top of the list of someone with a grudge against his former unit, and whoever wants hm dead is closing in fast.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

Hurricane Gold

On an island full of criminals, the young James Bond has to face a series of terrifying ordeals to win his freedom.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Stroke of Death

Tamara Hoyland is left to deal with the aftermath of her father-in-law’s death, and the return of the black sheep of the family, her grasping brother-in-law.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

Detonator

Nick Stone is on the run with a seven-year-old boy in tow, hampered by the fact that he has no memory of who is out to kill him, or why.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

Jessica's Ghost

No one is more surprised than Jessica when someone is finally able to see her and talk to her. It’s lonely being a ghost, but now she has Francis for a friend.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

Lucy Carlyle has left Lockwood & Co to strike out on her own, but her resolve is tested when Lockwood comes to her with a proposition.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

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

Dance With The Dead

A woman’s mutilated body gives PC Donal Lynch a possible way out of the Cold Case Squad and back onto an active murder investigation.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

Missing You

Jess Mastriani’s power to find missing children has deserted her, but that doesn’t prevent ex-boyfriend Rob Wilkins from turning up on her doorstep asking for help finding his missing sister.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Damage Done

A vice raid goes spectacularly wrong. But Inspector Tony Maclean has never been one to stop digging, no matter how deep the hole gets.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Midas Legacy

An ancient Codex leads Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase on a desperate race to prevent ancient artefacts of immense power from falling into the wrong hands.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Wrong Train

A series of eight spine-shilling stories linked by an equally creepy narrative set on a deserted platform next to a railway line.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

Follow Me Back

Lizzie Summersall has disappeared and it’s the talk of the school.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

Ghosts of Karnak

The vigilante known as the Ghost must take on some seemingly unstoppable man-machine hybrids and battle a mysterious cult determined to bring a pair of ancient Egyptian gods back to power.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Blogger

When a popular blogger falls to his death, DCI Jeff Temple and his team have to weather the inevitable media storm.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Hidden Legacy

The death of one girl and the mutilation of another leaves a lasting and painful legacy that can’t remain buried for ever.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

Skin and Bone

Preston Coroner Titus Cragg is called in when the body of a baby is discovered in the town’s notorious tanning yard.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

Street Soldier

Tough teenager Sean Harker is up to his eyes in trouble and a spell in a Young Offenders’ Institute looks like only digging him deeper in the mire, but then an unexpected offer gives him the chance to turn his life around.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Murder Road

DI Ben Cooper investigates the murder of a lorry driver whose truck gets stuck under a low bridge near an isolated Derbyshire hamlet.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea

Violet Wells was abandoned as a baby. When she finds out that her mother committed suicide just after giving birth, Violet is determined to learn as much as she can about the woman who gave her up.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Silent Room

A Special Branch officer, believed to have gone rogue, is taken from a hijacked prison van after being refused bail. Most believe DI Jack Fenwick has been sprung by his dodgy mates, but his former sergeant believes he’s been taken against his will and is an innocent man.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

Changing the Odds

When Bristol private investigator Jack Shepherd is asked to look into the disappearance of an old friend, he soon ends up in hot water.


Reviewed on 30 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Earthly Gods

Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has to help track down three kidnapped girls as well as continuing the search for his missing bodyguard.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

As Black as Ebony

Finnish teenager Lumikki Andersson is being stalked and doesn’t know to whom she can turn. She’s unable to decide between new boyfriend Sampsa, or Blaze, who broke her heart and has now reappeared in her life.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Captcha Thief

When a famous painting is stolen from the National Museum of Wales, police turn to ex-con Jason Carr and his hacker boss Amy Lane for help.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Die of Shame

When a member of a therapy group is murdered, DI Nicola Tanner finds the resulting wall of silence hard to penetrate.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Out of Bounds

A DNA test done on a teenage car thief throws up an unexpected connection to a case of rape and murder 22 years ago.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

One Of Us

Sixteen-year-old K Child is caught up in a devastating bomb attack that radically changes the course of her life.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Sandman

DS Kate Lewis is called in to investigate the death of a journalist on the flooded Somerset levels.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Nomad

When a devastating attack takes out an M16 clandestine ops team, suspicion falls on Marc Dane, the sole survivor.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Long Time Lost

Kate Sutherland needs to stay out of the clutches of the people who don’t want her to testify in a murder trial and to do that she needs Nick Miller’s help.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Eden Summer

Jess Mayfield’s best friend has gone missing, and no one knows why, but Jess is determined to find Eden.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

Remembrance

When property tycoon Paul Slater threatens to tear down Suze Simon’s old family home and unleash an ancient curse, Suze is faced with a dilemma. Give in to blackmail, or save her boyfriend’s soul by herself.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Crossing

Lawyer Mickey Haller wants former cop Harry Bosch to get a client off a murder charge. But Harry isn’t keen. Investigating his former colleagues seems like a step too far, even for him.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Teacher

Maverick cops DS Adrian Miles and DS Imogen Grey struggle to find the connection between a series of increasingly brutal killings.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Missing

15-year-old Billy Wilkinson went missing six months ago. His mother, Claire, is convinced he’s still alive, but her case isn’t helped when a press conference goes wrong and the spotlight is turned on her own family.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

End of Days

The war between the angels and the remnants of humanity reaches a suitably explosive climax.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

Death Trap

A terrified teenager is the only witness to the brutal murder of three people. It’s DI Rio Wray’s job to keep her alive during the hunt for the killers.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Sun King Conspiracy

A young aspiring actor finds himself in possession of a deadly secret in the court of King Louis XIV

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

Crash

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

Heaven Sent

Paul Slater is determined to change the past and make sure that Suze and her boyfriend Jesse never meet. Suze is equally determined to stop him.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Loneliness of Distant Beings

Life aboard the First Contact Vessel Ventura is regimented in all respects. The system has no place for teenage rebels, as Seren soon finds out.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

Alone With The Dead

Rookie PC Donal Lynch is one of the first on the scene of a brutal murder. The investigation quickly stalls, but the murdered woman herself is determined to make sure her case isn’t forgotten.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

Songs About A Girl

Fifteen-year-old Charlie Bloom’s life is turned upside down when she’s asked to take a series of backstage photos of the latest boyband phenomenon, Fire&Lights.

Reviewed on 19 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

Down Among the Dead Men

Jason Green works for crime boss Harry Irwell, but when Jason’s younger brother gets into trouble, it looks like he’s on his own, despite having friends in low places.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

Modesty Blaise: The Killing Distance

Modesty and Willie take on mercenaries, assassins and pirates in three stories by Peter O’Donnell and illustrator Enric Romero.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

Private Investigations

A car crash in a supermarket car park leads Bob Skinner to an unexpected and shocking discovery.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Bone Sparrow

Subhi has spent all his life in a detention centre, but then one day, something unexpected happens. Someone breaks into the camp, not out of it.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Puppet Maker

DI Jack Brady is under pressure from all sides to find a three-year-old girl who’s been abducted and track down a serial killer called The Joker.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

Orangeboy

Marlon promised his mother that he would have nothing to do with drugs, but when he falls under Sonya’s spell, keeping that promise suddenly becomes a lot more difficult.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Revelation Code

A cult leader is determined to bring about a biblical apocalypse, and when archaeologist Nina Wilde is kidnapped to further his plans, it’s up to her husband Eddie Chase to throw a spanner in the works.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Storm

With the killer rain still falling from the sky, teenager Ruby Morris has to survive in a hostile world.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by Linda Wilson

Time of Death

Two children are missing from Polesford and hopes of finding them alive are rapidly fading.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by Linda Wilson

Death at Whitewater Church

The discovery of a skeleton wrapped in a blanket in the crypt of a deconsecrated church puts rather a crimp in the sale, and leaves local solicitor Benedicta ‘Ben’ O’Keefe with some difficult skeins of local history to unravel.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Scrivener

Coroner Titus Cragg leads an inquest into the death of a Preston pawnbroker, attempting to determine whether the man committed suicide or was murdered.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Linda Wilson

Young Blood

Being in love with a ghost doesn’t make things easy for 16-year-old ghost-buster Suze Simon, especially not when his grave gets uncovered by accident in her own backyard.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Linda Wilson

Modesty Blaise: The Young Mistress

Modesty and Willie tangle with forgers, horse-thieves and a diabolical plot to kill an old friend in three more stories from Peter O’Donnell, all skilfully drawn by artist Enric Romero.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Sapphire Cutlass

Rémy Brunel and the crew of the ruby airship travel deep into the forests and mountains of India on the trail of the mysterious Sapphire Cutlass.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

All Through The Night

Bristol private investigator JT Ellington is hired to retrieve some papers stolen from an orphanage, and to find the truth. That’s the part of the job that proves the hardest.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

Trigger Mortis

James Bond is tasked with keeping a British racing driver safe on the notoriously difficult Nurburgring circuit.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

I Know Who Did It

When a woman turns up claiming to be someone who died in a car accident, detective Mark Nelson has to untangle the present from the past.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

Moth Girls

Five years ago, Petra and Tina disappeared. Now their friend Mandy has to face up to the part she played in events.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

Fool Me Once

Maya knows her husband is dead. She saw him killed. But when the hidden camera she’s installed to keep her eye on the nanny shows him seemingly still alive, she has to get at the truth, no matter what it costs.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

Tastes Like Fear

DI Marnie Rome and her team are on the look-out for two very different missing teenagers.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

Make Me

Jack Reacher gets off a train in the middle of the Oklahoma prairie, and finds more than he bargained for in the strangely watchful town of Mother’s Rest.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

13 Minutes

Teenager Natasha dies for 13 minutes after a plunge into an icy river. No one, not even Natasha, knows what she was doing in the woods at night or how she ended up in the water.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

Penance

DI Alec Davies investigates the death of an elderly priest on the altar in a Glasgow church, while TV journalist Oonagh O’Neill delves into some of the Catholic church’s unpalatable secrets.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

Heartbreaker

DI Phil Brennan’s marriage seems to be on the rocks and he’s deteriorating fast, losing himself in the welcoming arms of too much booze. And that’s not good when he’s got a brutal killer to track down.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Turning Tide

Erykah Macdonald is getting ready to leave her husband and her nice, safe suburban life behind, but her plans are thrown into disarray by an unexpected windfall.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Crime Museum Uncovered

Take a trip behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

Modesty Blaise: Ripper Jax

Four more adventures for Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin, brought to life on the page by artist Enric Romero.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Rain

‘It’s in the rain!’ And if the rain touches you, you’re dead.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Linda Wilson

Black Ops

Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd goes undercover again, this time posing as an assassin willing to take on a contract to assassinate the Russian president.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Linda Wilson

Deathlist

After a devastating attack on a group of soldiers undergoing selection for the SAS, John Porter is given the job of tracking down the killers.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Linda Wilson

First Class Murder

Young detectives Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells take a trip on the Orient Express and soon have another case to solve.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Linda Wilson

A Siege of Bitterns

Bird-watching cop Domenic Jejeune moves from Canada to Norfolk – and investigates skullduggery in the birding world.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Linda Wilson

Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts

Maria King receives a chilling proposal of marriage from a stalker. DI Jonathan Dark failed to save the killer’s first victim, but he’s determined to keep Maria alive.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

Knightley & Son

Private detective team, Knightley & Son are on the track of a sinister criminal organisation known as the Combination.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

Mean Spirits

Teenager Suze Simon can see and hear ghosts. The downside to that is that they can – and sometimes do – try to kill her.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Hollow Men

Police surgeon Harry Kent is determined to find out why a troubled teenager ended up getting shot and what it was he’d wanted to make public.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy

London is in the grip of a terrifying plague of ghosts, stretching all the psychic investigation agencies – including Lockwood & Co – to breaking point.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

Only To Die Again

Sam Dryden doesn’t hesitate when he’s asked for help by an old friend, but soon finds himself up to his neck in trouble.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

Post Mortem

A young girl and a long-serving police officer fall to their deaths from a London tower block. The only witnesses are a traumatised child and Lizzie Griffiths, a rookie cop.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Affinity Bridge

The dashing Sir Maurice Newbury and his unflappable assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes investigate the strange cases of a spectral policeman and an airship crash in a steampunk re-imagining of Victorian London.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

Black Widow

A whirlwind romance turns into a nightmare when Diana Jaeger’s husband goes missing after a car accident.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

The 100 Society

Grace Becker and her friends are determined to complete the mission they’ve set themselves – tagging 100 well-known locations around the city. But danger is stalking them.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

The First Man

The mysterious and dangerous Le Guen’s Cave has claimed another life, this time an experienced diver who had been studying the cave paintings.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Sea Detective

Oceanographer Cal McGill uses his specialist knowledge to investigate the mystery of two severed feet washed up in two completely different locations off the coast of Scotland.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Hellfire

Danny Black is in command of a small team sent to carry out a hostage rescue in Nigeria. What awaits them there is far more dangerous than anything they could have expected.

Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Outsider

Close protection specialist James Bishop is called in to help a witness in a high-profile trial stay alive long enough to give evidence.

Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Witness

Jane Kinnear is in a police safe house after witnessing a brutal double murder while DI Ray Mason has to catch the killer and foil an imminent terrorist attack.

Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Urban Outlaws: Lockdown

The Urban Outlaws have to make their way to the US in pursuit of criminal hacker Hector, who has stolen the world’s most advanced computer virus.

Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Arsenic For Tea

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy’s home, Fallingford, for the school holidays. When one of the guests is taken ill in mysterious circumstances, the Wells and Wong Detective Society has its next case to investigate.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Awaken

The ferries that take the dead to their onward destinations have stopped running and the souls of the dead are mounting up, with nowhere to go. It’s up to 17-year-old Pierce Oliviera, the new consort of the Lord of the Underworld, to restore order.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Endgame

The struggle for control of Cimmeria Academy reaches an explosive climax.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Shards of Hope

Arrow Squad leader Aden Kai has been kidnapped and his psychic abilities are being blocked. The rest of the world doesn’t know if he’s alive or dead, and the way things are looking, dead is going to be the most likely outcome.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Shoot To Kill

James Bond gets the chance of a trip of a lifetime on a luxury airship bound for Hollywood, but trouble isn’t far behind him.

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Sherlock Holmes Book

Everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s most famous fictional detective.

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by Linda Wilson

Young Sherlock: Night Break

Young Sherlock returns to his childhood home after the death of his mother and trouble doesn’t take long to seek him out when his sister’s fiancé disappears without trace.

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by Linda Wilson

Double Or Die

One of his professors has disappeared and young James Bond has to decipher and follow a series of cryptic clues that lead him into some very dangerous places.

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by Linda Wilson

High Stakes

When a hysterical ghost appears in her bedroom in the middle of the night, Suze Simon isn’t terribly pleased, especially when the woman wants a job doing, but doesn’t provide much in the way of helpful information.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Starlings & Other Stories

Twelve short stories inspired by the stark, evocative black and white photography of David Wilson.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

Tom Adams Uncovered: The Art of Agatha Christie and Beyond

The story of artist Tom Adams is told through his Agatha Christie paperback covers from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a variety of other art and illustrations.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

Friends of the Dusk

A severe storm uncovers an unusual burial near the cathedral in Hereford and brings problems for Frannie Bliss, while Merrily Watkins has to contend with a modernising bishop.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

Burnt Paper Sky

Allowing her eight-year-old son a few moments of freedom in the woods leads to every mother’s nightmare when Rachel Finch’s son disappears, presumed abducted.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

Hide and Seek

One of Jess Tennant’s classmates has gone missing. Jess is warned to keep her nose out of police business, but she’s not going to let Inspector Dan Henderson cramp her style, even if he is her boyfriend’s dad.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Domino Killer

Joe Parker finally comes face to face with the man he believes is responsible for his younger sister’s murder.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

Urban Outlaws: Blackout

The Urban Outlaws are on the trail of a destructive virus, but some old enemies are determined to get to it before they do.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

For Valour

When a young trooper is shot in the head during an SAS exercise, it seems a clear-cut case of the negligent discharge of a weapon. But that doesn’t stop Nick Stone wanting to do some digging, especially as the accused soldier is the son of a close friend.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

Night School

When teenage rebel Allie Sheridan is arrested for the third time, her parents have had enough, and she’s packed off to the exclusive and mysterious Cimmeria Academy, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Devil's Anvil

Billie Womack’s ex-husband stole $80 million and the people he stole it from think she’s the key to getting their hands on the money. It’s Joe Hunter’s job to keep her safe.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Snake Trap

Travis Delaney has been kidnapped by terrorists and has to work with a man he hates in order to survive.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

Dying Wish

When an author has a heart attack at his own book signing, he makes a bizarre last request of an old friend. He wants his house burned to the ground.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull

Lockwood & Co go up against the Fittes Agency again in the search for a deadly relic that’s been stolen after being dug up from a London graveyard.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

Love You To Death

Being able to talk to the dead isn’t always easy, as 16-year-old Susannah Simon will testify.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

Splinter the Silence

Carol Jordon, faced with the humiliation of a drink-driving charge, turns to former friend and colleague, Tony Hill, and the pair are soon immersed in a series of apparent suicides due to internet bulling. As ever, it takes Hill to spot the patterns others have missed.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

Blood of My Blood

Jasper Dent – Jazz to his friends – knows he’s the only person who can end a serial killer’s reign of terror, but as the killer in question is his own father, it’s never going to be an easy job.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

Dead and Buried

Rose and Joshua’s search for their missing parents continues, but events take an unexpected turn when a body is discovered buried in the garden of the house they used to live in.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Blood Whisperer

Former crime scene investigator Kelly Jacks simply can’t ignore the evidence, even though it’s not her business and no longer her job.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Killing Kind

Michael Hendricks is a contract killer, but his quarry is other killers. The only problem is that one of them has his sights fixed firmly on him.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

Last Words

Garrison in Southern Indiana is a town that’s harbouring quite a few secrets, as Mark Novak discovers to his cost when he’s sent to look into an exceedingly cold case.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

Little Black Lies

A child goes missing on the remote Falklands Islands. This is not the first time it’s happened and the last two children to disappear have never been found.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

Shiver The Whole Night Through

A small town in Ireland is in the grip of an unusually severe winter. When popular local girl Sláine McAuley is found dead in a wood, everyone seems prepared to put this down to suicide, but 17-year-old Aiden Flood isn’t convinced.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

Underworld

There’s nothing ordinary about 17-year-old Pierce Oliviera’s life. She’s dating the Lord of the Underworld, being pursued by Furies and has to save her cousin from suffocating in a coffin.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

After the Fire

After a devastating fire in a London tower block, DC Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent have to uncover the secret world of the 11th floor.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

London’s most ramshackle psychical detective agency are on the verge of going broke and have no option other than to take on the case that no one else wants.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Dying Season

Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges is caught in the middle of a row between hunters and conservationists in the Dordogne town of St Denis, as well as having a suspicious death to investigate.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

Urban Outlaws

A group of kids go up against some formidable opposition in a bid to stop an advanced super-computer being misused.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Ice House

An assassin defaults on his contract and instead of killing her, goes on the run with his intended target, a ten-year-old girl.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

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

Nearly Departed

Emily believes her house is haunted. A group of her schoolfriends decide to investigate, but nothing in Woodsville is ever straightforward.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

Prayer for the Dead

DI Tony McLean struggles to find a link between a series of bizarre killings in Edinburgh.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

Personal

There are believed to be only four snipers in the world capable of making the shot that nearly killed the French president. One of them is American, and favours are called in to set Jack Reacher on his tail.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

State of Emergency

Against the background of growing civil unrest, former SAS sergeant Tom Buckingham has to stay close to right-wing politician Vernon Rolt and decide where his own loyalties lie.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

Stealing People

A series of kidnaps strikes deep at the heart of the lives of the rich and powerful, with a £25 million price tag on each life.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Skeleton Road

When a skeleton is discovered at the top of a long-disused building, the neat hole in the skull makes it clear that this wasn’t a case of accidental death. Cold case specialist DCI Karen Pirie is called in to investigate.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Linda Wilson

Absence of Light and other stories

Charlie Fox returns in a collection of short stories and a novella spanning Charlie’s career in close personal protection work.

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust

When a mummified body falls out of a chimney on Flavia de Luce’s first night at her new school, life at Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy suddenly takes an interesting turn.

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Boy That Never Was

Three-year-old Dillon was lost when an apartment block in Tangier was swallowed up by an earthquake, so when Harry thinks he sees his son on the streets of Dublin five years later, he’s elated. But will anyone believe him?

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Secret Baby Room

Soon after Claire and her husband move to Manchester, she sees a woman and a baby in a derelict tower block that’s due for imminent demolition.

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

Blood Fever

On a school trip to Sardinia, young James Bond has to rescue a friend’s sister from the clutches of a secret society.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

Death is a Welcome Guest

Magnus McFall is in prison on remand for a crime he didn’t commit. Around him, men start dying like flies – and it’s no better outside the prison walls either, as Malcolm soon finds out.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

Running Girl

When Chloe Dow’s body is found in a pond, Garvie Smith isn’t very impressed with the police investigation into her murder. The only problem is that Garvie’s still at school and is meant to be revising for his exams, not sticking his nose into other people’s business.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Linda Wilson

Driven

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

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

Last Resort

Bob Skinner, on holiday in Spain, is asked to help out an old friend and find a missing man.

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Cellar

Muna was bought from an orphanage at the age of eight by Mr and Mrs Songoli and has been forced into a life of domestic slavery. But she is a survivor …

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

Truth Or Dare

A kidnapped man is given a choice: save his life or that of his girlfriend and baby. What decision will he make?

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

After the Crash

A three month old baby is the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash. Two families come forward to claim the little girl, signalling the start of a long and inconclusive investigation.

Reviewed on 06 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

Behind Closed Doors

When Scarlett Rainsford is found in the UK ten years after going missing as a teenager in Greece, DCI Lou Smith tries to unravel what happened and why.

Reviewed on 06 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

Dead Men's Bones

DI Tony McLean’s superiors are keen to tidy away the case of a prominent Scottish MP who murdered his wife and two daughters before killing himself, but McLean wants to get the bottom of what drove the man to murder and suicide.

Reviewed on 06 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web

Monsieur Pamplemousse and his loyal canine sidekick Pommes Frites investigates dastardly goings-on at a restaurant where the owner has turned up dead.

Reviewed on 06 June 2015 by Linda Wilson

Urban Legends

Veerle De Keyser is being hunted and she knows it. But how can a man who’s meant to have died first in prison and then in a fire at a ruined castle be in a position to threaten her now?

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

A Dark Inheritance

Rescuing a dog from almost certain death on a clifftop sets in train a series of events that turns teenager Michael Malone’s life upside down and promises to bring him closer to the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of his father three years ago.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

A Line of Blood

When Alex Mercer finds his neighbour dead in the bath, he’s caught up in a train of events that threaten everything he holds dear.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

Putting the Boot In

Someone is trying to put third division team Athletic out of business. Private investigator Duffy is hired to find out why.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

Abandon

When Pierce Oliviera died there was no shining light at the end of a tunnel, just a gloomy cavern and a lot of confused people being herded into two different lines. But Pierce has never been very good at doing what she’s told. And she doesn’t stay dead, either.

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Wolves of London

Alex Locke is doing his best to put his unsuccessful foray into crime behind him and live a normal life, but when one of his daughters is threatened, Alex has to turn to an old acquaintance from prison for help, and things go rapidly downhill from there.

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

Archangel's Shadows

Guild Hunter Ashwini Taj investigates the murder of a young woman found drained of life and mummified. Something nasty is definitely lurking in the shadows of New York.

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Boy Who Killed Demons

When Henry Dudlow was 13, he started to see demons. Now he’s 15 and a half and knows that something needs to be done about them, but it’s not easy when you’re the only person who can see them.

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

Immortal Remains

When four girls from a posh school are killed in a series of seemingly unrelated accidents, Bethan and her friends believe there’s more to the deaths than meets the eye.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

Forensics The Anatomy of Crime

Crime writer Val McDermid takes a fascinating look behind the scenes at the world of forensic science and how it has developed over time.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Crime Writer's Guide To Police Practice and Procedure

A guide to police practice and procedure for crime writers.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Jackdaw

A masked man abducts a wealthy banker and he gives ordinary people watching on the internet the choice of whether the victim lives or dies. Naturally, there’s not much sympathy and the verdict is death, sparking an instant internet sensation.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

Hostage

A plane bound for New York from Stockholm is hijacked on its way across the Atlantic. Unless Sweden and the USA accede to the terrorist’s demands, the plane will be blown up.

Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

Robot Overlords

Humanity has lost the battle for its autonomy and robots are in control of the earth. The survivors are being confined to their homes for seven years but the robots claim they’ll then leave peacefully. Robots never lie, so they say, but can they be trusted?

Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

Runner

When Sam Dryden encounters a terrified young girl, his natural instinct is to help her, but he never expected the terrifyingly organised and relentless pursuit that immediately follows.

Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Distance

A top security prison is not usually somewhere people want to break into. But for hit-man Simon Johanssen, it’s different. He’s got a job to do, and it’s up to old friend Charlotte Alton to help him.

Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Linda Wilson

Betrayal

When a sniper ambushes a motorcade of Russian security force members, Ryan Drake has to decide how far he’ll go to protect Anya, the woman he once had to break out of a top security prison.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches

After being missing for over a decade, Flavia de Luce’s mother is finally coming home to Buckshaw, but the fact that she’s returning in a lead-lined coffin is enough to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

The New Enemy

Liam Scott, a new recruit to the elite reconnaissance platoon, is on his way to Somalia on a mission to gather intelligence about terrorists active in the area.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Shut Eye

Anna Buck has fallen apart at the seams since her son Daniel went missing. She’s convinced she can still hear his voice and so when Anna hears of a psychic who might be able to help, she jumps at the chance.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

Fiddle City

Ex-copper Duffy is hired to get to the bottom of a series of thefts in Heathrow Airport, otherwise known as Fiddle City.

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Execution

Jeremy Fisk of the NYPD Intelligence Division has to work with Cecilia Garza, his opposite number in Mexico, to counter a threat to Mexico’s newly-appointed president on a visit to the US.

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

Afraid

When 15-year-old Skye ends up in care, the children’s home is more like a young offenders’ institution and she has no one to turn to apart from a friend she met online. But it’s not her friend who comes to pick her up – it’s someone else entirely.

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

Butterfly Grave

When Joshua’s uncle is injured in a fall, Rose and Skeggsie accompany him to Newcastle, but Joshua is certain they’re being followed. Is there a connection with the mysterious disappearance of his father and Rose’s mother?

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Linda Wilson

A Trick of the Mind

Ellie is convinced she’s been responsible for a hit and run accident and is determined to make amends, but her decision to become involved with the victim has far-reaching consequences.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

A Twist of the Knife

A collection of short stories bringing together vengeful spouses, ghosts and police procedurals, including the first-ever case for Roy Grace.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Ice Twins

A year after one of Sarah Moorcroft’s twins died in a tragic accident, the horrible realisation dawns that she might have made a terrible mistake about the identity of the dead twin.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Night Hunter

Elvie McCulloch’s sister disappeared while out for a run. When a woman who disappeared in similar circumstances turns up dead in dramatic circumstances, Elvie starts to fear the worst for Sophie.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

Avenged

When Patrick Doyle’s past comes back to haunt him, his daughter Franny finds herself caught up in a deadly game, not knowing that her own life is on the line.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

Found

Mickey Bolitar is still searching for his father, but he’s not the only one who has gone missing.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Burning Room

LAPD detective Harry Bosch is still working cold cases. When a man dies almost a decade after being shot, the case lands on Harry’s desk and his bosses are expecting results, as are the politicians.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Final Minute

Matt Barron has lost his memory in a car accident but he’s not sure if the people who are meant to be helping him can really be trusted, and when his past does start to catch up with him, nothing is quite what it seems.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

Gone

When troubled teenager Emma Thorley went missing, the police and everyone else assumed she’d run away again, but 11 years later when a body is found in woods near Blyth, it looks like there was another, far more deadly reason for her disappearance.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Hour of Darkness

A female naked body is washed up near Edinburgh baffles police until a woman is found to be missing from a bloodstained flat.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Killing For Keeps

When two hideously brutal killings take place within a few hours of each other, it’s not hard to find the link between the two, but bringing the killers to justice proves a lot harder for DCI Kate Daniels and her team.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Spiders

Adam thought he was finished with adventure when he turned 13, but when bad things start to happen to people he’s connected with, his life is about to be turned upside down again.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Killing Rachel

Rose and Joshua believe their parents are still alive, even though no one else does. Joshua is determined to work out a set of cryptic clues and Rose is caught up with events surrounding the death of Rachel, a former schoolfriend.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Kingdom of Darkness

Nina Wilde has given up her job and is working through a bucket list of things she’s always wanted to do while she still has time to do them. But when one last job comes along, helping safeguard the secrets of Alexander the Great’s tomb, Nina can’t stay away despite her husband Eddie’s misgivings.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Burning Mind

Harper Flynn nearly died in an attack on a club. A year later, she’s convinced that one of the gunmen is after her, but no one else believes in his existence.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Facts of Life and Death

When a series of lone women are terrorised and forced to call home so that their mothers can witness their ordeals, the police have no useful leads. Then the sinister game starts to escalate.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Cut Out

A man has been brutally murdered in the toilets of a seedy nightclub. But when a woman goes missing, DI Harland is told to prioritise the woman’s case – and his new boss wants results.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Hunter Killer

While the country reels in shock from a series of suicide bombings, SAS trooper Danny Black is seconded to a covert assassination squad put together to neutralise the treat.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Missing You

When a friend of Kat’s buys her a subscription to an online dating service, it’s meant to be a bit of fun, but events take an unexpected turn when Kat comes across someone from her past.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Nemesis Program

Ben Hope wants a fresh start, including marriage and a future in the clergy, but events conspire against him, whether he likes it or not.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Sherlock Homes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die

A sumptuously illustrated and authoritative tour into the world of Sherlock Holmes to accompany the Museum of London’s exhibition.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Tight-Lipped

Jean-Jacques Marsay and his wife Carine Dufour live a life that many in Paris envy, but their seemingly charmed existence is darkened when a woman close to them is murdered.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Wanted

Danny Shanklin is still on the run, falsely accused of a massacre outside a London hotel. He has to track down the people who framed him, as well preventing a disaster of even greater proportions.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Young Sherlock: Stone Cold

Sherlock has been sent to Oxford to catch up on his studies but, along with his friend Matty, they’re soon caught up in a mystery involving missing body parts.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Dead Time

When Rose and Joshua’s parents go missing, everyone is baffled, including the police, but Joshua is determined to find them again.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

Foxglove Summer

Peter Grant takes a trip to rural Herefordshire to assist in the search for two missing children.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

Night After Night

A group of sceptics and believers are brought together for a week in a supposedly haunted house, under the all-seeing eye of the TV cameras.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

Pray For The Dying

When a senior figure is shot at a charity concert, Bob Skinner is already on the scene, having taken down one of the gunman. What follows next is a career move that he’s been dead set against for a very long time.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

Murder Most Unladylike

The Wells and Wong Detective Society investigates its first case, the murder of one of the teachers at Deepdean School for Girls.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Shroud Maker

The body of a woman is found floating out to sea in a small boat. The cause of death is pretty obvious – she’s been strangled. DI Wesley Peterson has to work out whether there’s a link between this death and the disappearance of another woman the previous year.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

White Lies

Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd is in big trouble. A rescue mission goes horribly wrong and he ends up in the hands of al-Qaeda. But fortunately for Spider, his M15 controller Charlotte Button is a woman who doesn’t always feel bound to follow the rules.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Danger Game

A routine enquiry for Delaney & Co leads to a brutal beating for one of their employees and takes Travis deep into the world of gang warfare on the Slade Lane estate.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Extremist

A series of apparently anti-American acts of violence and extremism threaten the UK’s much-vaunted special relationship with the US. DCI John Kerr has the task of identifying the connections and stopping the escalating violence.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

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

Art of Deception

A mummified body is found in the remains of a deserted summerhouse in a country park. Kate Hanson and Birmingham’s Unsolved Crimes Unit have to delve into the past to make sense of the present.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Game

As Jasper Dent proclaims in one of his tattoos, he hunts killers. It’s an unusual job for a teenager, but he’s well-qualified, as he’s the son of America’s most notorious serial killer.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Masters of War

SAS trooper Danny Black leads a small team of fellow soldiers riding shotgun for an MI6 agent who is attempting to make contact with one of the rebel factions in war-torn Syria.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Paths of the Dead

The body of a young man is found at a Neolithic stone circle in Glasgow. DI Michael McNab thinks the killing is drug-related but forensic scientist Rhona Macleod isn’t convinced.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Lost Worlds 2: Shadow Creatures

In the search for new DNA and a cure for his paralysis, Calum Challenger and his friends plan to hunt down a shadowy creature in Hong Kong. But when Calum's taken hostage and taken to New Mexico, no one knows he's gone. And he's not the only one in trouble.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Wild People

When a young woman dies in the back of Glyn Capaldi’s car after a botched operation to catch a gang of car thieves, he’s determined not to let her death be swept under the carpet as nothing more than a tragic accident.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Seconds Away

Mickey Bolitar and his friends find themselves in deep water again when one of their group is shot.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Smart

When Kieran discovers the body of a homeless man in the river, everyone seems determined to put this down to nothing more than an accident, but he’s sure there’s more to the man’s death than that.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Death Collector

Joe Parker’s job is at risk, so it’s not the best time to get embroiled in a possible miscarriage of justice from several years ago. His brother Sam is under pressure to spend more time with his wife and family, but then another case comes along and promises are set aside.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Demons of Ghent

People are falling from the tops of buildings in Ghent. Did they fall or were they pushed? Veerle suspects the latter might be true, but she’s already in enough trouble at home and really shouldn’t get involved.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Ballad of Mila

Two gangs are fighting for control of Venetia in north-east Italy. Mila Zago is a woman out for revenge, skilfully playing both sides off against each other as the body count mounts up around her.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Lifers' Club

When archaeologist Alan Cadbury starts to look into the case of a so-called honour killing, he doesn’t expect to end up under threat, but someone wants to make sure he keeps his nose – and his trowel – out of things that don’t concern him.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

Can Anybody Help Me?

Yvonne is struggling after the birth of her first child. She’s moved to Dublin because of her husband’s job and hasn’t yet built up a support network, so instead, she turns to an internet site for help. But not everyone on there is all they seem.

Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

Cracked

Meda’s on her own now her mum’s dead, but she still does her best to live up to the values her mum instilled in her. But it can be hard at times, especially the bit about not eating people’s souls.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

That Dark Remembered Day

When Stephen is told his mother isn’t well, he knows he has to face up to his past and return to the village where he grew up, but he dreads going back. The past is something he simply doesn’t want to have to deal with, but that isn’t an option any more.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Death Trade

Sean Dillon, former IRA enforcer-turned-member of the security service, has to find a way of getting to a Iranian nuclear scientist before al-Qaeda do.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Final Silence

When Rea Carlisle forces open a locked door in the house of her dead uncle, she finds a scrapbook with a difference, not full of family photos, but of things like fingernails and hair, mementos of his victims.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Linda Wilson

Shelter

When a girl at Mickey Bolitar’s school goes missing, he teams up with an unlikely group of friends to track her down.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

Shredder

Finn McGuire is caught in the middle of a gang war that’s getting nastier by the minute and is in danger from both sides.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Intercept

Six people foil the hijacking of a plane and become instant celebrities, but New York police investigator Jeremy Fisk is convinced that there is more to the attempted hijacking than meets the eye.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Valhalla Prophecy

Archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS husband Eddie Chase are in a race against time with the bad guys to find Valhalla, the legendary Hall of the Slain.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

Heartman

1965. Bristol. When a young black woman goes missing the police don’t seem particularly interested. But local councillor Earl Linney wants her found, and thinks former Barbados cop JT Ellington is the man for the job.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

Stalk Me

Beth Jordan comes round after a serious car accident to discover she’s been filmed on numerous mobile phones. The footage quickly goes viral on the internet, but then steadily starts to disappear. Beth needs to know why.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

Taking the Fall

Up and coming young jockey Duncan Claymore wants revenge on the men who ruined his father’s life and now he’s in a position to get it.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

The New Watch

A new type of Other is stalking the world, threatening not only the Light and the Dark, but also the Twilight itself. It’s up to Higher Light Magician Anton Gorodetsky to see what can be done to neutralise this threat.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by Linda Wilson

Tide

Sarah Midnight is a demon hunter, caught up in a deadly war and not knowing who to trust: Sean, who’s already lied to her, or the mysterious Nicholas who she knows almost nothing about. If she makes the wrong choice, she could die.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Dark and Twisted Tide

Lacey Flint has had enough of being a detective. A transfer to the Marine Unit suits her very nicely, but trouble seems to follow Lacey around no matter where she goes, and when bodies start to turn up in her beloved river, she can’t just sit on the sidelines.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Children of War

Inspector Bruno Courrèges has to juggle an investigation into the brutal death of an undercover French cop with the clandestine return to France of Sami, a young Muslim man who appears to have been involved in terrorist activities in Afghanistan.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Hard Kill

When an American diplomat goes missing, ex-Special Forces soldier Jon Reznick is asked to join the team charged with finding him.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Eeny Meeny

Two people are trapped with no food or water. There’s only one way out – kill or be killed.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Bones Beneath

Tom Thorne, newly reinstated to the murder squad, gets landed with a job that he really doesn’t want: accompanying psychopathic murderer Stuart Nicklin to a remote island off the Welsh Coast to look for the body of his first victim.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Burning

Coroner Jenny Cooper has to dig deep for the truth in a horrific case of family annihilation in the Wye Valley.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Web of Darkness

Lily is thrilled when an incredibly attractive boy wants to be friends with her on Facebook and accepts his invitation despite the fact that she’s never met him. But is he really all he makes out to be?

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Extraordinary People

Former forensics expert Enzo Macleod is determined to get to the bottom of a series of unsolved murders. First up is the disappearance – and presumed death – of a man who went missing in Paris 20 years ago.

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Kill

A killer is at large in London and police officers are being targeted. DC Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent need to find the link between the cases before the body count mounts even higher.

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Linda Wilson

Young Gifted and Dead

When a teenager at an exclusive boarding school, St Jude’s Academy, is found dead in a lake in the grounds, the school is keen for her death to be judged a suicide. But one of the dead girl’s roommates isn’t so sure. Is there more to Alyssa’s death than meets the eye?

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Linda Wilson

Casting the First Stone

Diana Porteous, young widow, art collector and semi-reformed thief gets involved in the shadier side of the fine art world. 

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Linda Wilson

Dead Line

Daniel Trent is a specialist in hostage negotiation, but this time it’s personal. It’s his own girlfriend who has gone missing, and to find out the truth of her disappearance, Trent first has to negotiate the freedom of the man he thinks is responsible.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Linda Wilson

Respect

Her mother has run off to Spain with a bloke, leaving 15-year-old Chantelle to look after her younger brother and keep the debt collectors at bay. But her brother is in with a gang and Chantelle is on over her head and sinking fast

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Linda Wilson

Cross and Burn

Carol Jordan has cut Tony Hill out of her life. Or at least she thinks she has. Women who bear a resemblance to Carol are turning up dead, and there’s a very unlikely suspect in the frame.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

Incinerator

Finn Maguire owns and runs his own gym. He’s finding his feet after the murder of his stepfather and is doing pretty well, but his partner, Delroy, is being targeted by loan sharks and it’s not in Finn’s nature to stay out of trouble for very long.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Hangman's Song

Edinburgh is suffering a spate of suicides, all by hanging, all seemingly unconnected. Acting Superintendent Duguid wants them all wrapped up nice and tidily and, more importantly, quickly, but DI McLean doesn’t agree. He thinks there’s more to the deaths than meets the eye.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

True Colours

Spider Shepherd is undercover again, this time as a close personal protection advisor to a Russian oligarch whose friends who are being targeted by a sniper. It’s Spider’s job to advice on security, but he’s also considering some extra-curricular activity of a type his employers would very much frown on.

Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

Sweet Damage

When Tim finds what seems to be the perfect flat for a cheap rent, he’s expecting a catch, but doesn’t expect it to come in the form of Anna, the beautiful and mysterious owner.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Harper Connelly Omnibus

When Harper Connelly was struck by lightning she gained the ability to find dead bodies. It's not the easiest way to earn a living, but there’s always plenty of demand for her services.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Lawless Kind

Joe Hunter goes across the border to Mexico to bring back a child that’s been abducted by its father. The only problem is that the father is high up in one of the powerful drug cartels and has no intention of giving up the boy without a fight.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Lovely Way to Burn

With people dying like flies from a flu-like plague, what does one death matter among thousands? Despite what’s happening in the rest of the country, TV presenter Stevie Flint is determined to find out the truth about her boyfriend’s sudden death.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Ultimate Truth

Travis Delaney’s parents have been killed in a car crash. At the funeral, Travis is convinced he’s being watched and his attempts to get to the bottom of that mystery are going to prove to be dangerous.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Under a Silent Moon

DCI Louisa Smith is called to a murder scene in a farm cottage where a young woman has been beaten to death. Then someone in the same village seemingly commits suicide by driving into a quarry and Louisa has to determine whether there’s any connection between the two events.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

World After

The angels are in control of the world, with scattered groups of human resistance doing their best to fight back. Against the backdrop of a ruined world, Penryn is searching for her sister again.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Deep Shelter

DC Nick Belsey is driven down into the miles of abandoned tunnels under the streets of London in search for a missing woman. As it was his fault she was there in the first place, his job will be on the line if that embarrassing fact comes out.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Hurt

Detective Lucy Black of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Unit is called in to identify the body of a dead teenager. Someone is preying on vulnerable girls and Lucy needs to find a missing teenager before she too ends up dead.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Saving Silence

When Imogen saves Sam from a hit and run, her problems are only just starting. She has information someone wants and they’re quite willing to resort to violence to get it off her.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Shadow Collector

Lilith Benley has served 18 years in prison for the murder of two teenagers although she still protests her innocence. When a woman is found murdered nearby, it seems like the past isn’t going to stay buried.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Last to Die

The families of children, already no strangers to violence, are being targeted and killed. Can a remote boarding school in the Maine wilderness provide a safe haven or will it prove to be just another hunting ground?

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Thirteen

Most boys can expect a present of some sort when they turn 14, but in Adam’s case he’ll be lucky to be still alive. The People, and their sinister leader, Coron, are after Adam, and they’re very ruthless indeed.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Never Coming Back

A family go missing under unusual circumstances, disappearing from their family home as though they’ve simply vanished in mid air. Private investigator David Raker is determined to find out what’s happened to them and why.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Song for the Dying

Former Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is still in prison for the murder of his brother, a crime he didn’t commit, but a killer from his past has stuck again, and Ash’s particular brand of skills are needed on the outside. But can he stay out of the clutches of the vengeful Mrs Kerrigan?

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Angelfall

The world has been reduced to ruins. All Penryn is trying to do is stay alive and look after her disabled sister and mentally unstable mother. That’s easier said than done when the earth is still under attack from angels.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Silent Saturday

Veerle longs to escape from her controlling, neurotic mother and the boredom of life in suburban Brussels. A secret society devoted to exploring hidden places provides exactly what she needs, but it also brings danger.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Bet Your Life

A boy is found in Port Sentinel, badly beaten and left for dead. Jess Tennant doesn’t want to get involved, but when her cousin and a friend plead with her to do some detective work, Jess finds herself inexorably drawn into the mystery of what really did happen to the seemingly popular and exceedingly rich Seb Dawson.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Young Sherlock Holmes: Knife Edge

Sherlock has nearly found his way back to England after his adventures in the Far East, but before he gets home, he has to stop over a little longer that he intended in Ireland to help his brother Mycroft investigate the strange case of a man who claims he can talk to the dead.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Sacrifice

Ryan Drake and his Shepherd team specialize in finding people and bringing them back. This time they’re off to Afghanistan to bring back a senior CIA operative held by insurgents.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Stay Alive

A family canoeing trip leads to terror for teenager Jess Grainger when she ends up helping a mysterious woman escape from the men with guns who are clearly trying to kill her. Jess soon discovers that they’ll kill anyone who gets in their way.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Toy Taker

Someone is taking children from the safety of their houses in the middle of the night, getting in through locked doors while their parents are sleeping. It’s DI Sean Corrigan’s job to find them.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

High Rollers

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tom Patrick is first on the scene when the engine of an aircraft on the ground at Los Angeles airport tears itself apart killing three men and injuring six more. And it’s not the only 737 that has problems as the death toll starts to rise.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Six Years

Six years ago, Natalie, the love of Jake Fisher’s life, dumped him and married another man. At her wedding, Jake promised to stay away from her, but six years later when he discovers that her husband has died, he finds that promise becomes harder and harder to keep.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Natural Causes

A series of high-profile murders in Edinburgh need to be investigated, but DI Tony McLean is obsessed with an older death, the brutal killing of a young woman entombed in the cellar of an old house, unearthed during building works.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Shadow Tracer

On the day her daughter’s school bus is involved in an accident, Sarah Keller’s world comes apart at the scenes, but not for the obvious reasons. Sarah flees the hospital, accused of abducting her own daughter. Pursued by both the FBI and some very nasty criminals, it’s Sarah’s job to keep them both safe.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Monument to Murder

Two sets of skeletal remains are found beneath a sand dune near Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast. It’s a case that couldn’t get much colder, but DCI Kate Daniels is determined to catch the killer.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Knife Edge

Robert Naysmith is playing a dangerous game and it’s been made more so by the secret he’s shared with his girlfriend, Kim. Can she live with the knowledge that he’s a killer or will she betray him?

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

Something in the Blood

When Honey Driver is given the job of acting as liaison between the Bath Hotels Association and the local police, she isn’t expecting to get involved in a murder investigation. But it’s certainly more exciting than worrying about washing up and fending off her matchmaking mother.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

Hard Road

Jon Reznick is a hard man doing a difficult job. When he fails to carry out an assassination, he unwittingly makes his 11-year-old daughter a pawn in a very dangerous game.

Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

Dead People

DS Glyn Capaldi, still in exile in the Welsh valleys, is called out to a skeleton discovered during excavations for a wind farm. The body is missing its head and hands. Glyn’s belief that there’s a local connection doesn’t convince his superiors.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Cry in the Night

When two children go missing in the Lake District in winter, DS Zoe Barnes and her boss DI Sam Taylor are called in to investigate. Tensions in a small village are running high and there’s even talk of witchcraft.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

Broke

Marriage to the feckless Mark isn’t a bed of roses, but Amy loves him and their children, but someone is determined to break up her marriage and doesn’t care how far Amy’s life gets ruined in the process.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Road to Hell

A body of a half-naked woman is discovered in a park in Edinburgh. It looks like murder, and when a second body is found, also unclothed, DS Alice Rice wonders if the two cases are connected.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Doll's House

A crime scene has been posed to look like the interior of a doll’s house, complete with a badly mutilated victim. DI Phil Brennan has to struggle with an unfamiliar team and an increasingly distant wife, as well as a series of seemingly unrelated murders.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Swedish Girl

When a student is brutally murdered in a shared house, her flatmates come under suspicion and at first it looks like this will be an open and shut case, but policeman’s daughter, Kirsty Wilson, isn’t so sure.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

Lost Worlds

Calum Challenger is in search of the Almasti, a creature unrecognised by science which is believed to live in the wilds of the Caucasus mountains. With the help of a motley bunch of allies, he goes up against a shadowy corporation in a race to find them first.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Keeper

When a missing person enquiry turns into a murder hunt, DI Sean Corrigan is certain that there’s a serial abductor is at work and it's only a matter of time before another woman turns up dead.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

Morning Frost

Denton is its usual hotbed of crime and this time it comes with added body parts, as a farmer ploughing his fields soon discovers. On top of that, DS Jack Frost has to cope with shootings and the death of his wife.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Linda Wilson

Precious Thing

TV reporter Rachel Walsh is called to a press conference about a missing woman, only to discover that it her oldest friend who’s gone missing.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Death at the Clos du Lac

When a man is found dead in a swimming pool at an exclusive and secretive sanatorium, Inspector Lucas Rocco wants to know why he ended up like that, and he’s not inclined to take any notice of being warned off the case.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Gimme Shelter

Witness Protection officer Ros Gilet has to keep the feisty Tyra Rea out of the hands of Ukrainian crime boss, Yaroslav. Not an easy task, and at times, Tyra seems to be her own worst enemy.

Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Resistance Man

Against a backdrop of rural France, Inspector Bruno Courrèges, Chef de Police in St Denis, has to deal with a series of burglaries that culminates in a vicious murder.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Speaking From Among the Bones

When the tomb of St Tancred in the village of Bishop’s Lacey is opened after 500 years, naturally young sleuth Flavia de Luce wants to be there, and succeeds in taking the first look into the tomb. But the body she finds isn’t the one everyone expected her to see.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Magus of Hay

The discovery of an old man’s body at the foot of a waterfall looks like it could have been an accident, but DI Frannie Bliss isn’t so sure, and when he sees the contents of the dead man’s home, he calls in diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, for a second opinion.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

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

The Stranger You Know

A serial killer is at work, and there are echoes of a cold case from 20 years ago. Maeve Kerrigan is shocked when suspicion falls on her obnoxious colleague DI Josh Derwent.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

Everyone Lies

When drug addicts start turning up dead, the police don’t seem to be taking much notice until a minor celebrity dies, then the case gets handed to DI Kate Simms, who ends up asking for help from the man who ruined her career five years ago.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Voice of the Spirits

An elderly art collector is found dead in his gated mansion with a hole in his forehead and a tribal mask from Papua New Guinea over his face. Commandant Michel de Palma is called to investigate.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

Already Dead

The Peak District is drenched in rain and a naked body is found in a drainage ditch. DS Ben Cooper is still off work after the arson attach that killed his fiancée and DS Diane Cooper has her work cut out to keep his private life out of her investigation.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

Next to Die

Brothers Joe and Sam Parker have chosen different paths in life. It’s Sam’s job to catch criminals and it’s Joe’s job to defend them.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Sea on Fire

It should have been a simple trip to the Red Sea for dive guides Kim and Garland, but add drugs and booze to the equation and things start to go badly wrong.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

Rules of Honour

When his best friend’s father is brutally murdered, Joe will be there for him, although he doesn’t want Rink to lower himself to the same level as his father’s murderers, but it soon becomes clear that there is no simple morality they can cling to.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

The Dying Hours

Tom Thorne, now busted back into uniform, is convinced that there’s more to a cluster of deaths among the elderly than simply suicides. But he’s the only one who wants to investigate further.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Linda Wilson

Cold Killing

DI Sean Corrigan is convinced that he’s got a serial killer on his hands, but as there is no apparent link between the crimes, he’s got an uphill struggle to convince anyone else of his theory.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Linda Wilson