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The Good Daughter

When a teacher and a pupil are killed in a school shooting, a local legal family take up the defence of the teenager accused but are dogged by memories of past events.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

Standing Still

DCI Anderson and DI Costello have a murder to solve and a missing man to find.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Man Between

Successful espionage novelist Kit Carradine finds himself dissatisfied with the life he leads and jumps at an opportunity to undertake what appears to be a spying mission on behalf of the UK government.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Macbeth

Inspector Macbeth is the best cop, able to clean up any mess, such as a drug bust turned into a bloodbath. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Sons

After six years in prison, Sweden’s most notorious bank criminal Leo Duvnjac is free, acquitted of most of the bank robberies he and his two younger brothers pulled off. While behind bars he planned the biggest heist ever. But a bitter cop is on his case.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Cull

Former mercenary Sonja Kurtz, given the chance to lead Southern Africa’s first all-woman anti-animal poaching unit, becomes involved in a bloody confrontation with an international criminal gang.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories

A collection of two novellas and five short stories from thriller writer Simon Kernick.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Linda Wilson

Blood Feud

Corporate lawyer Kerry Casey is pitchforked into taking over her father’s gangland empire when her brother is assassinated, and then her mother killed at his funeral.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

Firefly

A young Syrian refugee making his way to the West to make a new life for himself and his family carries information about ISIS, who are determined to stop him.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Way of All Flesh

Young women are dying in agony and Edinburgh medical student Will Raven, personally connected to one such death, sets out to discover why, aided by an intelligent and ambitious housemaid Sarah Fisher.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

The Memory Chamber

In the not-too-distant future architects can design a heaven specifically for you but there are regulations and controls. Isobel is not supposed to fall in love with her client and the implications when his wife is murdered, are destructive.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Barnbrook

Rumpole: The Penge Bungalow Murders and Other Stories

Three BBC radio dramatisations featuring iconic defence barrister Horace Rumpole.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Hunger

A California-bound waggon train is trapped by winter in the Sierra Nevadas. In an atmosphere of superstition, fear and mutual loathing, some members resort to cannibalism to survive.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

Light It Up

When ex-marine Peter Ash helps an old army buddy by riding shotgun on a truck making legal cannabis deliveries, the job calls for all his military skills.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

Run, Riot

Four teens are on the run in their tower block home, determined to bring a friend’s killers to justice.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Linda Wilson

1974

While investigating a missing girl, journalist Eddie Dunford stumbles into a sordid conspiracy involving local officials and police.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

Death Silences Everyone

Ex-cop turned unofficial private eye Brad Foley is teamed with new girl Gretchen Bongiorno to investigate the murder of the daughter of a prominent San Franciscan family, but officials on all sides are warning them off.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Kate Balfour

Where the Missing Go

When Kate takes a call on a helpline, it turns her fragile world upside down.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Cult X

Searching for a girl who disappeared after a brief relationship, Toru Narazaki visits an address in Tokyo occupied by a cult and gets drawn into a bizarre world.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

A Thousand Perfect Notes

Fifteen-year-old Beck Keverich is forced by his obsessive mother to practise classical music until his hands hurt and he fantasises about cutting them off.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Linda Wilson