Hodder & Stoughton
Books published by Hodder & Stoughton
Rome, AD 89. Private informer Flavia Albia has picked up a case meant for her adoptive father, Falco. Someone with a nasty grudge against the theatre community is leaving bodies and messages in Rome’s Field of Mars. Nasty grudges, it seems, lead to even nastier murders …
Reviewed on 25 June 2022 by Kerry Hood
Twins Molly and Katie had never been apart until Katie moved to study in New York a year ago. Now she is dead, and Molly travels across the ocean to be with her parents and to search for the truth about her death as she is the only person who knows everything about her twin.
Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by Ewa Sherman
Danyal Jilani is a constant source of disappointment to his father. Being funny and drop dead gorgeous isn’t likely to lead to a good job, but academic success isn’t Danyal’s strong point, so when he’s unwillingly thrust into an academic championship, life is going to get problematic.
Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by Linda Wilson
A body is floating in the waters of an historic fountain, right in the centre of Copenhagen's main city square. A body that's been drained of all its blood. So begins a new and gruesome case for Investigator Jeppe Korner and his assistant Anette Werner.
Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Viv Beeby
Verity Ann Baxter tells the story of her developing relationship with new neighbours Ailsa, Tom and family. It is a love-hate relationship, as Verity and Ailsa become more and more involved in each other’s lives. But who is guilty of Tom’s murder?
Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Sylvia Maughan
Flavia Albia becomes involved in the hunt for a serial killer operating in the gardens left to the people of Rome by Julius Caesar. At the same time, her parallel investigation into fraudulent Greek philosophical texts leads to another killer.
Reviewed on 25 April 2020 by John Cleal
A killer is targeting former firefighters who attended a notorious blaze in a London tower block that burnt down whilst construction was in progress. DI Alex Finn and his new sidekick, DC Mattie Paulson, need to work out why the men are being killed.
Reviewed on 11 April 2020 by Linda Wilson
Sally Page runs for a hobby, and as her job for MI5 is only at the very bottom of the tree, nowhere near the front line, she never expected to have to run for her life. But when she comes back from a coffee run to find several of her colleagues dead, that’s exactly when she has to do.
Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson
Ryan Summers, a young student equipped with three guns, enters Three Rivers College and immediately begins shooting girls. He kills 13 of them and then himself. Everybody wants to know why but there appears to be no answer to the question.
Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Arnold Taylor
When Lady Lavinia Dunnoch is found murdered in the garden of her remote Highand home, detective Dandy Gilver, a guest at the house to discuss the marriage of her son to the victim’s daughter, is faced with a tangled web of lies, deceit and superstition.
Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by John Cleal
An 11-year-old boy is found murdered and mutilated in the small town of Flint City. All the evidence points to Little League Coach Terry Maitland. But there’s as much evidence that he was out of town as there is placing him at the crime scene. How he can be in two places at once?
Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by Madeleine Marsh
Detective Malin Fors investigates cases of two opposing voices: murder of a right-wing extremist and a missing left-wing teenage activist, connected through words and actions, and as soon becomes apparent, also though the mysterious person who made them suffer.
Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Ewa Sherman
George Woodbury is a respected and much-loved teacher who saved his school from the attack of a gunman. He is a pillar of the small community of Avalon until the day he is arrested and accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour with several of his students.
Reviewed on 11 November 2017 by John Barnbrook
Charlie Parker and his two sidekicks, Angel and Louis, appear to have the power to know and intervene in deviant criminal behaviour. They are an unusual force for good. This power serves them well as they investigate cases of missing young girls and pit themselves against the insidious power of The Cut.
Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by John Barnbrook
Gambler and rake Tom Hawkins has survived Marshalsea prison only to be convicted of a murder he did not commit. He’s mixed up in the affairs of two ‘courts’, that of George II and the criminal overlord of London’s grim St Giles. Can any of his friends or patrons save him?
Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by John Cleal
The western Roman empire is collapsing with its rulers relying on unstable alliances with barbarians while fighting among themselves. Three young people hang on the dream that Rome can be great once more, but how can they save it, or themselves?
Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by John Cleal
Five armies meet outside York in July 1644 in a brief, but bloody battle which changed the course of history. Battle-scarred Royalist Major Innocent Stryker must call on all his experience to survive the Parliamentary assault and treachery from his own side.
Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by John Cleal
When a reclusive multi-millionaire businessman with terminal cancer hangs himself, he leaves a hand-written will cutting out his family and leaving the bulk of his money to his black housekeeper. Jake Brigance is appointed to represent his estate, provoking a controversial trial and forcing Ford County to face its unsavoury past.
Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by John Cleal