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When I Lost You

Crime analyst Carla Brown must help the police team find out if the baby’s murderer is her mother, or if an even more sinister crime has taken place.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Bad Daughter

Robin, the daughter who turned her back on her family, is going home – now that half of them are dying.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

She Was the Quiet One

Twins Bel and Rose are starting in the same dorm at their new boarding school. They are very different from each other and make different choices in both subjects and friends. Dorm heads, Heath Donovan and wife are also new, brought in to turn this difficult dorm around.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Sylvia Maughan

Beton Rouge

Public prosecutor Chastity Riley and Detective Chief Inspector Ivo Stepanovic meet when they are called to investigate a horrendous case of a naked and tortured man left in a case outside an office of Germany’s biggest magazines where’s he been working.

Reviewed on 12 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

Falling From the Floating World

Ray Clemence is an Englishman in Japan. When his girlfriend Tomoe disappears, he suspects the yakusa is involved. His attempts to find out more brings him into their clutches and there appears to be no escape.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Dance of Death

Freiburg detective Louise Boni tries to protect a family under threat from a man who appears outside their house, holding a gun.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Blameless Dead

FBI Special Agent Carla Romero and lawyer Gabriel Hall are thrown together as they investigate a series of gruesome crimes that have their roots 70 years in the past.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal

Scorpions in Corinth

Athenian playwright Philocles and his actors have been hired to take one of his popular plays to Corinth. Critics he can take, but poisoning is a bit extreme.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Exiled

A series of dangerous power games are played out in ancient Rome against the threatening backdrop of Mount Vesuvius.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Crown Agent

Disgraced young Edinburgh doctor Mungo Lyon is recruited by the Crown to investigate a murder and shipwreck.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal

So Lucky

In one week, Mara Tagarelli loses her wife, her health and her job. Soon she is struggling on all levels and even afraid for her life. Not just because of the advance of multiple sclerosis but because someone is targeting vulnerable people and Mara believes she knows why.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Last Hunt

Captain Benny Griessel of South Africa’s elite Hawks police unit and his partner Vaughn Cupido are assigned to investigate the death of an ex-policeman and uncover a plot to kill the country’s corrupt president

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal

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

The Sinner

Tom Killgannon is asked to do one last undercover job, to get close to convicted child killer Noel Cunningham in Blackmoor prison and ensure he reveals the burial sites of his last two victims. He’s told the job will be straightforward. He was lied to.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

You Die Next

Some urban explorers break into an abandoned film studio and encounter an apparently horrific murder scene. They run, but then one by one they are found murdered.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Barnbrook

The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake

Two very different girls are brought together in the aftermath of a murder in the snowy Icelandic winter.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

Maigret and the Nahour Case

Maigret is woken early in the morning by an old friend who says he has a story Maigret needs to hear.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Boy Who Fell

The body of a teenage boy is found outside a deserted house where he had been partying with friends. Examination suggests he was raped before being pushed through a window to his death. His alleged attacker is in custody, but DCI Tom Reynolds has doubts.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal

The Homecoming

After the death of their absent father, the Quinlan family are bequeathed a lodge in acres of private land worth millions. All they have to do to inherit is stay there for 30 days. And survive.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Madeleine Marsh