Mulholland Books

Books published by Mulholland Books

In Her Eyes

It isn’t the first time June’s life has hung in the balance. But this time it’s not cancer killing her. It’s a bullet.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor


Detectives Kirsten Nigaard from Norway and Martin Servaz from France join forces in search of a notorious cunning serial killer on the run. All clues point to Martin’s earlier personal painful history with the murderer, but this time the life of a five-year-old boy is also at stake.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Ewa Sherman

On My Life

Jenna Burns’ life is turned into a nightmare when she finds herself in prison on remand for the murder of her boyfriend’s daughter.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

Bad Day at the Vulture Club

In the latest adventures of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency, ex-Inspector Chopra and his friends investigate the murder of a prominent Parsee.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

City of Windows

A sniper is terrorising New York, preying on law enforcement officers. The FBI call in Dr Lucas Page, a man who sees the world in a different way. Unlike anyone else, he has a chance of working out where the killing shots came from.

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Killer Harvest

Joshua will soon be seeing life through the eyes of his adoptive father – things that he will never be able to un-see.

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Elephant of Surprise

Crime-fighters Hap and Leonard rescue a girl targeted by the Dixie Mafia and battle to protect her in the middle of one of the worst storms seen in East Texas for years.

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by Chris Roberts

Cold Bones

DS Aector McAvoy follows a report that an elderly woman has not been seen for days and finds her frozen in her bath, the start of a trail that reaches far into the past and uncovers a series of grisly murders.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by John Cleal

The Death Knock

Women are going missing and there are fears that a serial killer might be at work in the East Anglian fens. TV journalist Frankie Latch is in the thick of the investigation, but it’s not a safe position to be in.

Reviewed on 04 August 2018 by Linda Wilson

Trust No One

Jerry Grey, a successful author of crime fiction, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers. Now that he has trouble remembering, he has apparently started to confess to the murders from his novels. Other women are being murdered too.

Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by John Barnbrook

Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

Retired police inspector Ashwin Chopra takes on the case of a man found dead in the Grand Raj Palace hotel, while his wife Poppy is kept busy seeking a reluctant bride.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Chris Roberts

Red Right Hand

When a family video captures an Islamic terror attack, it also reveals a key organised crime witness the FBI long thought dead. Special Agent Charlie Thompson turns to former CIA assassin Michael Hendricks for help to trace the man they called the Red Right Hand.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by John Cleal

Jackrabbit Smile

Hap and Leonard take a job from a pair of religious racists to find their daughter Jackrabbit, who they haven’t seen for five years.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Chris Roberts

Green Sun

Hanson is new to the Oakland Police, but set apart by age, a stint as a policeman in Portland, service in Vietnam and a master’s degree in English literature.

Reviewed on 31 March 2018 by Chris Roberts

A Map of the Dark

Special Agent Elsa Myer is emotionally torn, hunting for a missing a 17-year-old girl, whilst her father lies in a hospital bed, dying of cancer.

Reviewed on 17 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Rusty Puppy

Hap and Leonard investigate the murder of  a young black man and uncover the dirty underbelly of a town.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by John Cleal

Scorched Earth

A former Mozambican guerrilla fighter enters England illegally bent on revenge – and DS Aector McAvoy is plunged into a case where present crimes lead him to an enemy from his past.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by John Cleal

The Deaths of December

When an advent calendar arrives at the police station, it’s the beginning of a murderous lead-up to Christmas.

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Zealot's Bones

A Canadian academic, seeking the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, hires a discredited and psychologically damaged Afghan war hero as his bodyguard. When a woman who briefly brought peace to the soldier’s troubled mind is murdered, he sets out to bring her vengeance.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by John Cleal

Walk Away

Camaro answers her sister’s cry for help, not knowing that it will end in murder.

Reviewed on 05 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Binding Song

Newly-appointed lead psychologist Janet Palmer is faced with a spate of suicides amongst the prisoners and a worrying climate of secrecy amongst the staff at Halvergate Prison.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

The Baby Ganesh Detective Agency is called into action once again when an actor vanishes, disrupting the filming of a big-budget Bollywood spectacular.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Chris Roberts

A Handful of Ashes

When a notorious whistleblower is found dead, she appears to have taken her own life, but force medical examiner Dr Harry Kent isn’t convinced things are as straightforward as that.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Linda Wilson

Don't Turn Out The Lights

When Christine Steinmeyer finds a suicide note in her mailbox, her busy life begins to unravel.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Blood Symmetry

A woman and her son are abducted. The boy is found wandering and, soon after, a pack of the woman’s blood is left on a doorstep. Forensic psychologist Alice Quentin must help the traumatised child uncover his memories.

Reviewed on 01 April 2017 by John Cleal

The Prometheus Man

CIA Agent Tom Blake is on the trail of a man with enhanced physical abilities, intending to revenge himself on the people who killed his brother.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by John Barnbrook

Cruel Mercy

DS Aector McAvoy is visiting New York to trace a traveller, his wife’s brother Valentine Teague. Two members of a rival clan, the Heldens, have been shot and unless Valentine is cleared a long-standing feud may be reawakened.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Chris Roberts

Mister Memory

In post-Commune Paris, in the last year of the 19th century, a man with a perfect memory murders his wife. But that is just the start of the story.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by John Cleal

The Second Girl

Despite a cocaine habit that forced him to resign from Washington PD, PI Frank Marr is still a great investigator, and doesn’t have to play by police rules.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Chris Roberts

We Were Kings

The discovery of a body in Boston harbour, tarred, feathered and shot, is just the beginning of a savage struggle during a hot and humid summer.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Chris Roberts

Honky Tonk Samurai

When an old lady catches Hap and Leonard on camera assaulting a dog abuser, they feel a little pressure to accede to her request that they investigate the disappearance of her granddaughter.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Exiled

Detective Wes Raney investigates a multiple murder in New Mexico, his home since his work as an undercover agent in New York messed up his life.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Chris Roberts

Paradise Sky

A young black man escapes lynching and is pursued across America’s south west by a vicious racist in a chase to the death.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by John Cleal

The Night Charter

The night charter of a sport fishing boat to bring a Cuban dissident to the USA is the first act in a dangerous and bloody dispute.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Puppet Maker

DI Jack Brady is under pressure from all sides to find a three-year-old girl who’s been abducted and track down a serial killer called The Joker.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Peplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

Inspector Chopra (ret’d) is actually present when the Koh-i-Noor diamond is stolen from its display case, and to save an old friend must help to ensure its recovery.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Chris Roberts

Dead Pretty

One girl is missing, another dead. DS Aector McAvoy of the Humberside Serious and Organised Crime Unit can’t let the memory of either go.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by John Cleal

The Hollow Men

Police surgeon Harry Kent is determined to find out why a troubled teenager ended up getting shot and what it was he’d wanted to make public.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

On his final day at work, Inspector Chopra receives a report of a suspicious death. He also inherits a baby elephant.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Chris Roberts

Lives Lost

When a young man is found dead from a blow to the head, the woman who gave him shelter is arrested for his murder. But Pieter Posthumus uncovers a few details which tell a different story.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Chris Roberts

River of Souls

A minister’s wife calls in forensic psychologist Alice Quentin to reopen the case of the attack which left her daughter mutilated and half drowned. A priest and a policewoman die the same way and Alice must get inside the mind of a madman obsessed by the River Thames.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by John Cleal

The Killing Kind

Michael Hendricks is a contract killer, but his quarry is other killers. The only problem is that one of them has his sights fixed firmly on him.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Linda Wilson

A Song For Drowned Souls

A young man is found at the house of a teacher, brutally murdered. His mother asks Commandant Servaz for help. Servaz fears that an escaped serial killer may have been involved.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Winter Foundlings

Psychologist Alice Quentin is doing research at a high security hospital, when a copycat killer begins kidnapping and murdering young girls – apparently in tribute to a prolific child killer who is a patient there. Alice must establish a relationship with the charismatic killer to find the link to these new murders.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by John Cleal

The Frozen Dead

The grisly display of a horse carcass in an isolated mountain town initiates a police operation which soon widens when a macabre murder follows.

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Convert's Song

Investigator Valentine Pescatore is arrested after a terrorist attack when police find he received a warning on his phone before the event.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Chris Roberts

Close To Home

Sarah McAdams returns to her childhood home with the intention of restoring it to its former glory. Is the house haunted, or is it the over-active imagination of Sarah’s younger daughter? Then teenage girls start to disappear from the town.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Sylvia Wilson

A Killing of Angels

Someone tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into a banker’s pocket before pushing him in front of a Tube. It appears that a killer is stalking the Square Mile.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by John Cleal

Lonely Graves

Pieter Posthumas is employed to ensure that every death is marked by ceremony, but his dedication reveals a story worth deeper investigation.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Chris Roberts

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Gun Machine

A disenchanted New York detective is jolted into life when his partner is killed and during a search of the murder building he stumbles on a room containing hundreds of guns arranged in a bizarre pattern – each used in a recent killing and each matched with a weapon used in a historic murder.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by John Cleal


When troubled teenager Emma Thorley went missing, the police and everyone else assumed she’d run away again, but 11 years later when a body is found in woods near Blyth, it looks like there was another, far more deadly reason for her disappearance.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Competition

A high school shooting with multiple fatalities looks to have ended with the suicide of the two perpetrators, but it soon becomes clear that those responsible are still alive, and planning further outrages.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

Killer Ambition

Los Angeles Deputy DA Rachel Knight has the difficult job of prosecuting a Hollywood mogul when a kidnapping ends in murder.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

A Love Like Blood

It is August 1944 and an officer in the RAMC is enjoying a short leave in
newly-liberated Paris when, in a concrete bunker, he comes across a man drinking the blood of a woman he has just killed. Horrified, he runs away but he is to encounter the man again, with consequences for the remainder of his life.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Lonely Graves

Pieter Posthumus’s job is to trace the families of people who have died in Amsterdam. He gets caught up in the death of a young Moroccan immigrant and a suspected terror plot.

Reviewed on 13 June 2014 by Sharon Wheeler


The Australian mining town of Broken Hill has been wiped out. The government blames environmental disaster, but a few people know the truth.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by John Cleal