Viv Beeby

Viv Beeby is a retired BBC Radio 4 producer.  She enjoys supporting Leicester City Football Club and spoiling her five grandchildren.

Books reviewed by Viv Beeby

Come a Little Closer

Is Anton a callous murderer or was he wrongly convicted? And is his friendship with his young neighbour Leah genuine or something altogether more sinister?

Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by Viv Beeby


Detective Harry Hole's life is in chaos and when a deranged and vengeful enemy strikes at the very heart of it then Harry must face his darkest hour.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by Viv Beeby

Now You See Them

Brighton 1963 and a schoolgirl has gone missing from exclusive private school Roedean. It looks like she's a runaway but there are disturbing similarities to the disappearances of a young local nurse and a teenage Modette.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Viv Beeby

The Benefit of Hindsight

The Lafferton Police Force is just about coping with a series of ruthless and meticulously planned robberies. But a possible error of judgement puts Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailller's reputation on the line.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Viv Beeby

The Christmas Egg

In a seedy Islington bedsit the body of Princess Olga Karukhin lies as if in state. Her secret trunk has  been wrenched open and its precious contents gone …

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Viv Beeby

The Alphabet Murders

When the body of a man is found brutally murdered in a wildlife part and tattooed with a letter A, criminal profilers Jan Grall and Rabea Wyler are thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Viv Beeby