Books published by Manilla

The Long, Long Afternoon

The disappearance of housewife and mother Joyce Haney opens the lid on life in Santa Monica in the 1950s, with all its prejudices, restrictions, moralities and longings. Policeman Mick Blanke has to lift that lid completely to expose the truth.

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

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

When Time Runs Out

As a young man fires shots from a rooftop in downtown Helsinki, his mother and sister are confronted with a horrifying truth, and the realisation of what has been happening to their loved one.

Reviewed on 21 July 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Shock

A woman goes missing in a storm, but there is only one person who believes her life is at risk.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Cleaner

Judith Kepler cleans up crime scenes. Called upon to clean the house of a murdered woman, she is dragged back to her unhappy past.

Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by John Barnbrook


When Lena Peters is called in to profile a serial killer in Berlin, the resentment is palpable – both from the police on the team and the killer.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor


Gabriel’s pregnant girlfriend is abducted. To find her and the serial killer he is forced to face the horrific past he’s been running away from for nearly three decades.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Ewa Sherman