Sandstone Press Ltd

Books published by Sandstone Press Ltd

Bad Debt

Lawyer Robbie Munro agrees to defend a man who assaulted a housebreaker – and finds himself accused of murder.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Chris Roberts

The March Fallen

Gereon Rath and his fiancée Charley Ritter tackle a series of murders involving ex-servicemen, as the Nazis consolidate their grip on Germany.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Chris Roberts

Expiry Date

When a woman’s body is discovered during building works, supermarket worker Bea Jordan is worried that it might be one of her customers who she hasn’t seen for a few weeks. But the body has been there longer than that and proves to be connected to Bea in a very unexpected way.

Reviewed on 31 October 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Fatherland Files

When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in a Berlin pleasure palace, Inspector Gereon Rath faces a case which leads him into confrontation with the rising Nazi party.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John Cleal

Death at the Plague Museum

Mona and Bernard are called in after a secret meeting in Edinburgh, where two of the four attendees are dead and a third is missing.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Crown Agent

Disgraced young Edinburgh doctor Mungo Lyon is recruited by the Crown to investigate a murder and shipwreck.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal

Fixed Odds

Lawyer Robbie Munro returns to represent George ‘Genghis’ McCann, a drug addict on legal aid, and Oscar ‘The Showman’ Bowman, a rich snooker champion.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt

Martha has been sent down from Cambridge and is finding life at home with her parents boring, so she decides that a complete change is required. Her friend Kit works for the British Embassy in Moscow – but once there she is not sure that she is meeting the right people.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Dead Stock

Supermarket checkout worker Bea and her friend and colleague Ant are on the case of a cat killer in Kingsleigh.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

Stitch Up

Lawyer Robbie Munro is asked by an old flame to investigate a death, while doing his best to protect his ex-copper father who’s accused of stitching up a child-killer.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Chris Roberts


In Weimar Berlin, police detective Gereon Rath is assigned to shadow Abraham Goldstein, a New York hit man who has recently arrived in town.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Cost of Living

When a colleague is attacked on her way home, Bea, who works in the same supermarket, takes an interest in the case.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Linda Wilson

Last Will

Robbie Munro is fighting a custody battle over his daughter Tina, but finds himself under severe time pressure seeking a defence for a man accused of murder.

Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Silent Death

It is March 1930 in Berlin and silent movie actress Betty Winter is killed when a lighting system falls on her. Inspector Gereon Rath is determined to find out the cause.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Arnold Taylor

When It Grows Dark

Stavern 1983. As Christmas is approaching the young policeman and a father of baby twins William Wisting becomes engrossed in an old mystery of an abandoned classic car. He’s determined to uncover 60-year-old secrets.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Ewa Sherman

Good News, Bad News

Criminal defence lawyer Robbie Munro has a new crop of clients, including a junior lawyer on a drugs charge and a dying woman with a lottery win seeking an errant husband.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Chris Roberts

Babylon Berlin

A car is found in the Landwehr Canal and in the car is a man who has been brutally tortured. DI Gereon Rath, although not a member of the Homicide Division, decides to investigate.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Present Tense

Lawyer Robbie Munro gets a visit from old client Billy Paris, who deposits a parcel for safekeeping. Several parties think Munro is in possession of information they are very keen to get hold of.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Chris Roberts


Chief Inspector William Wisting is bothered by both the unsolved case of a taxi driver who disappeared in winter, and criticism from the press and the public.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Ewa Sherman

The Cunning House

A raid by the Bow Street Runners on a notorious male brothel, an attack on the Duke of Cumberland at nearby St James’ Palace and the alleged suicide of a valet …What links the three events? Lawyer Wyre must find out.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by John Cleal

Full Measure

A marine returns from Afghanistan to find his parents’ avocado ranch devastated by fire, and many other sources of tension in his hometown.

Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Chris Roberts