Books published by Headline
Two sisters reunite to sort out their mother’s legacy - and her death. They couldn’t be more different, and as they discover more about their parent, it’s not clear whether they’ll be drawn together or pushed further apart. Then a police investigation into a cold case murder complicates things further.
Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Kerry Hood
When two men, one a serving police officer, the other retired from the force, are shot dead and left in a car outside Edinburgh’s divisional office, the investigating team has very little to go on at first and matters quickly become both complicated and dangerous.
Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by Linda Wilson
Matt comes home from a night out with friends to find his girlfriend missing and a dead woman’s body in their bed. The nightmare gets worse when he’s told that Kate will die if he involves the police. To get Kate back, Matt has to do the unthinkable. He has to kill a stranger.
Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Linda Wilson
Drop-out Miff Ferguson disturbs a killer disposing of his victim and is forced to flee to escape the man who now wants to dispose of the only witness to the crime. When a second member of the dead girl’s family is found in a blazing van Detective Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter must try to solve the mystery.
Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by John Cleal
A badly injured patient vanishes at Akershus University Hospital. The Iranian porter Arash is blamed as he later finds the body in the basement. But as the retired pathologist Jenny Plåterud gets involved, things get messier and more complicated.
Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Ewa Sherman
Scotland Yard Inspector Ben Ross is summoned to the battered body of a moneylender in south London’s old naval dockyard. He soon discovers the last person to see the dead woman alive was a feckless young doctor – who is almost a part of his own family!
Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by John Cleal
As a teenager, Evelyn Talbot was abducted, tortured and left for dead by her psychopathic boyfriend. Now, as an adult she has established a mental health facility in Alaska, specifically to research psychopaths. When the murders start suspicions and fear grow in the isolated community.
Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by John Barnbrook
Local doctor Axel Glenne is linked to the deaths of two women who seem to have been mauled by a bear. He needs to prove his innocence as the net of suspicion around him tightens with surprising speed, and to find his elusive twin brother Brede before another victim is claimed.
Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Ewa Sherman
Jemima is accompanying her friend Delphinia to New York to help her with her wedding to the son of a wealthy and influential American family. When Delphinia’s long-estranged mother makes an appearance, Jemima is drawn into a dangerous search to try to prevent her spoiling the wedding.
Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Sylvia Maughan
PI Dan Starkey is hired by a former political activist to find her missing criminal son who she believes has been killed. When she is murdered, Starkey’s investigation takes him into Derry’s underworld, dominated by a new generation of gangster-terrorists.
Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by John Cleal
During an ice storm, police chief Russ Van Alstyne and his wife, Episcopal pastor Clare Fergusson, battle a brutal drugs gang and corrupt law enforcement officers in a deadly chase to track down a seriously ill little girl, kidnapped from the scene of a double killing.
Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by John Cleal
Weeks after the disappearance of an Irish student in Derby, the body of a Polish girl is found in the back of a burnt-out van. Detective Inspector Brook thinks the two are linked, but he has to navigate the complex world of organised crime in order to find out how.
Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Madeleine Marsh
Faith Frye is driving over to the old house that she has recently inherited from her grandmother, when a young woman appears in the road. Faith swerves and crashes her car. She survives the accident but appears to have stumbled upon a horrendous mystery which leaves her in mortal danger.
Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Sylvia Maughan
Nina Wilde has given up her job and is working through a bucket list of things she’s always wanted to do while she still has time to do them. But when one last job comes along, helping safeguard the secrets of Alexander the Great’s tomb, Nina can’t stay away despite her husband Eddie’s misgivings.
Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson
Despite being injured at the crime scene, Sergeant Detective DD Warren is investigating a murder. The evidence points to the sister of Warren’s pain specialist, serving life for murder, but a much more complicated story emerges that casts doubt on her original conviction.
Reviewed on 30 November 2014 by Sylvia Wilson
When Dr Alex Delaware is called in to write a court report in a straightforward custody battle between two sisters, he thinks that it is an easy job. Then one of the sisters threatens to kill him but is herself murdered and the other disappears with her child.
Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Sylvia Wilson
When Stephen is told his mother isn’t well, he knows he has to face up to his past and return to the village where he grew up, but he dreads going back. The past is something he simply doesn’t want to have to deal with, but that isn’t an option any more.
Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Linda Wilson
The CIA deputy head of the Istanbul Station receives information from a mysterious man who claims to belong to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that two Israeli embassies are to be attacked. When the attack is followed by a prediction that a station chief is to be assassinated it has to be taken very seriously.
Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Arnold Taylor
Detective Stevie Mazzetti is recovering slowly from having been shot whilst working on a previous case, but someone is still out to kill her. When her daughter is also made a target she agrees to be hidden until the shooting stops. But will it?
Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Sylvia Maughan
Primavera Blackstone is employed to investigate attacks on aircraft owned by abrasive millionaire Jack Weighley. Are they vandalism or terrorism? When people close to the investigation begin to die, Primavera has to find the solution quickly before her own family becomes a target.
Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Sylvia Wilson
A team of highly-trained individuals are brought together from all walks of life by a wealthy businessman to locate and recover a vast Romanian treasure that has been missing for decades. However, the mission is a dangerous and sometimes explosive task.
Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Laura Parkin