Black Swan

Books published by Black Swan

Final Cut

Successful documentary film maker Alex returns to the run-down seaside town where she was born to uncover its extraordinary and chilling secrets.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by John Cleal

Knife Edge

Seven journalists are murdered on a single day in London. They all worked for the same news agency. The question in everyone’s mind is who will be targeted next. It’s not a happy thought for Famie Madden, or her colleagues, but that doesn’t stop them when a possible lead turns up.

Reviewed on 22 May 2021 by Linda Wilson


With the world on the brink of a new financial crisis, a Nobel prize-winning economist with a possible solution is murdered on his way to an international summit.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal


Naval officer Captain Harry Peterson is caught up in a terrorist bomb blast and goes missing for three days. Psychologist August Bloom is called in by Peterson’s girlfriend to investigate. When he’s found, he’s lost all memory of the last few years.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Linda Wilson

Big Sky

PI Jackson Brodie stumbles upon some dark and dangerous deeds in the picturesque seaside town he now calls home.

Reviewed on 23 April 2020 by Viv Beeby


DCI John Marvel wants to investigate murders not burglaries, so when a cold case gets on his radar, he’s prepared to break a few rules in pursuit of the truth.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Linda Wilson

What Alice Knew

Alice and Ed have a wonderful life, but when Ed doesn’t come home one night after attending a party, strange things start to happen. In searching for the truth of what really took place that night, Alice risks her family and her way of life.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Beautiful Dead

Eve Singer, crime correspondent for iWitness News, needs murder: it pays the bills. For the killer who stabbed Layla Martin to death behind a glass door, murder is his art. Eve would say they are worlds apart. The killer wouldn’t.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor


Someone is wiping out electrical power all over Europe. Can Piero Manzano stop the blackout before it’s too late?

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Jim Beaman

The Wrong Case

PI Milton Milodragovitch reluctantly accepts a request from Helen Duffy to find her brother Raymond. The investigation is revealing, if only about Milo.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Last Good Kiss

Montana private eye CW Sughrue is hired to track down a failing alcoholic author, but winds up searching for a girl missing for ten years whose trail leads him into a world of sex and crime.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by John Cleal

The Good Suicides

After a team-building event, one of the staff members kills his family before taking his own life. Three years later, another member of that event kills herself. It’s up to Inspector Salgado of the Barcelona police to find out why.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Madeleine Marsh

Happiness Is Easy

A misunderstanding transforms a kidnapping into an opportunity for the intended target, but extreme danger for a totally innocent party.

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Chris Roberts

This House Is Haunted

Eliza Caine arrives at a remote hall to take up a position as governess to two children. From her arrival she is subjected to a series of strange and terrifying events as she struggles to unlock the secrets of their home.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by John Cleal

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