Books published by Scribe

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit

Intrepid Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp’s help for a woman inmate in a mental home sees her targeted as a political football in a key election.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by John Cleal


In a small farming town in Australia, a few discontented people are drawn together and tempted into taking retribution for wrongs done, real or imaginary.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Thin Blue Line

Detective Leo Junker has crossed many professional lines. But when John Grimberg, his oldest friend/enemy and a hardened criminal on the run, asks him to investigate a five-year-old case of a murdered prostitute, Junker has to face his own demons from the past and corruption at the heart of the Swedish police force.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Extremist

A hostage situation is in progress in Rome and one of the terrorists asks to see Detective Leone Scamarcio in person. Scamarcio then has to find something and take it back before the deadline for the hostages to be killed expires. 

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Sylvia Maughan

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

Constance Kopp, New Jersey’s only female deputy sheriff, faces new challenges as America prepares to enter the first world war.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by John Cleal

Berlin Syndrome

When Australian photographer Clare meets Berliner Andi, she has no idea that she will become a prisoner in his flat and his twisted world of love and secrets.

Reviewed on 31 March 2018 by Ewa Sherman

You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]

An account of the last days of Raoul Moat, told from inside his mind.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Kim Fleet

The Hit

A television executive and his family are involved in a car accident. But things are not necessarily what they seem.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Sylvia Maughan

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Constance Kopp, America’s first female deputy sheriff, discovers her position may be in jeopardy because of the law. When a German conman escapes her custody, she must find him to save the job she loves.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by John Cleal

The Invisible Man From Salem

Disgraced police officer Leo Junker is first on the murder scene at his apartment block when a young woman is shot dead. But he’s shocked to discover her holding a familiar necklace. This event starts unravelling some strange connections to his youth.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Ewa Sherman

The Heart Tastes Bitter

A painter undone by the loss of his wife and daughter in a traffic accident is asked by a woman to undertake a portrait of the man who ran down and killed her son.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Chris Roberts

Girl Waits With Gun

When their buggy is demolished by a badly-driven automobile, Constance and her sisters demand compensation. The driver refuses, and initiates a campaign against the trio, using mob methods to intimidate them.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Chris Roberts

The American

A body is found hanging under the Ponte Sant’Angelo. Who is he and why are there similarities to the death of Roberto Calvi all those years ago? Inspector Scamarcio has his work cut out to solve this one.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Sylvia Maughan

Asylum City

When a young volunteer at a Tel Aviv immigrant centre is murdered, the confession by an Eritrean is almost universally seen as satisfactory. But Anat Nachmias of the Special Investigations Unit thinks there is more to the story.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Few

Detective Scarmarcio of the Rome police force is given a job secretly by his boss and told to deal with it without telling anyone else. Then a young man is found dead and a young girl goes missing on Elba.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Sylvia Maughan

These Are The Names

Migrants end up in a small border town on the Russian steppes, where Police Commissioner Pontus Beg ponders his heritage.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Holiday Murders

On Christmas Eve, 1943, Police Inspector Titus Lambert and Sergeant Joe Sable of the newly-formed Melbourne Homicide Squad, are required to investigate a double murder which may be politically motivated.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Arnold Taylor