Jim Beaman

Books reviewed by Jim Beaman


The death of a journalist triggers an investigation, but a police detective, an FBI agent and a photographer are soon caught up in a wider conspiracy.

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Jim Beaman


Ex-Christian minister Matt Hunter is on the trail of a killer who is determined to save the souls of his victims.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Jim Beaman

Bryant and May: Strange Tide

Bryant and May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit investigate when the body of a woman is found chained to a post in the River Thames.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by Jim Beaman

The Keeper

DCI Antonia Hawkins believes that the victims of a serial killer have all been kidnapped and then hunted down in a twisted game.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Jim Beaman


Someone is wiping out electrical power all over Europe. Can Piero Manzano stop the blackout before it’s too late?

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Jim Beaman


In a post- apocalyptic world Pilgrim listens to the Voice in his head as he travels. Voice has a purpose, but Pilgrim doesn’t know what it is yet.

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by Jim Beaman

Find Me

A young man is convinced that his girlfriend didn’t commit suicide and that she is still alive and in danger.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Jim Beaman

Kill the Father

A kidnapper appears to be back in action in Rome after being dormant for decades. Two of Italy’s top analytical minds investigate.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Jim Beaman

Evil Games

Detective Inspector Kim Stone’s latest adversary is a sociopath who manipulates the most vulnerable into killing.

Reviewed on 01 April 2017 by Jim Beaman

Under a Watchful Eye

Horror story writer Seb Logan is being watched. He doesn’t know by whom and nobody else can see the dark figure stalking him.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Jim Beaman


A man wakes to find a noose around his neck. He is about to die. Why has he been targeted?

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Jim Beaman

The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr

A group of Welsh activists are on trial for plotting to plant a bomb in Caernarfon Castle during the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Jim Beaman

Say a Little Prayer

An intelligence officer has to rescue a girl from child traffickers in 1999 Kosovo.

Reviewed on 14 February 2017 by Jim Beaman

The House With No Rooms

A chilling case for detective’s daughter, Stella Darnell, as crimes of the past echo in the present.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Jim Beaman

An Honorable Man

CIA agent George Mueller is given the task of unmasking a communist mole in the organisation.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Jim Beaman

Dandy Gilver & A Most Misleading Habit

Dandy Gilver and Alec Osbourne investigate a case of arson at a convent in which a nun dies.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Jim Beaman

Broken Heart

A woman drives to a secluded beauty spot and disappears. Her sister calls in missing persons’ investigator David Raker. For him the mystery of where she went is only the start.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Jim Beaman

The Time To Kill

Carter Blake worked for a top secret US government agency – but now they want him dead.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Jim Beaman

Passage of Arms

A clerk working on a rubber plantation finds a cache of weapons. Selling them would make him rich, but if he were caught the penalty would be death.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Jim Beaman

Black Water Lilies

Set in the home village of the artist Claude Monet, it’s the story of 13 days that begin with a murder and end with another. What is the connection with rumours about a painting of black water lilies?

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Jim Beaman

The London Cage

Connor Montrose needs to take control of a secret weapon that could destroy all the communications and defence systems of the world. Meanwhile the CIA are on his trail and want him dead.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Jim Beaman

Another One Goes Tonight

DS Peter Diamond arrives at the scene of a police car accident to discover an extra unconscious victim nearby and administers CPR. While the injured man lingers on life support Diamond’s enquiries lead him to believe he may have saved the life of a serial killer.

Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Jim Beaman

The Allegations

A celebrity historian is arrested following allegations of sexual assault. His friend and colleague is accused of bullying in the workplace. They must try to defend themselves against the allegations as both face personal and professional ruin.

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Jim Beaman