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Safe House

Charlie has a new life to go with her new name. But her past is closing in.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Trophy Taker

A murderer cuts off ring fingers, rips out hearts and discards them, replacing them with a token and leaves the bodies in graveyards in London. DC Charlie Stafford and her team are desperate to find this killer.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Barnbrook

Invitation to Die

DI John Redfyre discovers a body and uncovers a story of wartime betrayal and multiple murders.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

The Postcript Murders

Ninety-year-old Peggy has two main interests in life – observing the comings and goings beneath her bay window in Seaview Court and murder.  So when Peggy is found dead in her favourite chair, notebook by her side, it must surely be from natural causes – mustn't it?

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Viv Beeby

Broken

Six short novels set in the US featuring persons on the wrong side of the law and those who oppose them.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Corpse in the Garden of Perfect Brightness

Railway detective Jack Wenlock, thrown out of work by the 1947 nationalisation of the industry, searches the Far East for his mother, whom he has always believed dead.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

Faithful Unto Death

When the Prince of Powys’ messenger fails to reach his English destination, lord sheriff’s men Bradecote, Catchpoll and Walkelin must check a dead man’s identity.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

Never Say Die

Alex Rider, traumatised by the murder of his best friend and guardian, is determined to learn more about her death, even if his quest might extinguish the tiny flicker of hope kindled by an inexplicable email.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

Scar Tissue

When former special services operative Alex Abbott’s son goes missing, he’s determined to do what he can to help, even if it means walking into a trap.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Flight

Claire and Eva meet at JFK Airport, New York. But their encounter is brief, and their destinations could be their last.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Chemical Reaction

Chemical expert Dr Jaq Silver is in desperate need of some income. She’s got debts mounting up and no easy way of paying them off, so when she gets a job offer that involves a trip to China, beggars can’t be choosers.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

Imposter 13

Aydin Torkal – the former terrorist known as Sleeper 13, now working with MI6 – infiltrates a sinister new terror cell that’s planning a series of devastating worldwide attacks

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

House of Correction

Tabitha Hardy is arrested for the murder of Stuart Rees. She has little recollection of the day he was killed, but is convinced she is innocent, although it seems everyone else believes she is guilty.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

Cast No Shadow

Young journalist Samantha investigates the story of an Indian hotelier cleared of a rape charge when he is revealed to be a she. The trail takes her into the dangerous Indian underworld, where money always talks – and life is cheap.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

Zero 22

Despite an ambush that leaves Danny Black the only survivor of an SAS unit, it’s not long before he’s deployed again, this time to assist in the assassination of the man ultimately responsible for the attack that left so many of his teammates dead.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Linda Wilson

Midnight Atlanta

Atlanta 1956. When the black owner of the Atlanta Daily Times is shot and killed, reporter Tommy Smith is determined to find the culprit.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Summer of Ellen

The realities of modern Copenhagen and of Jutland farmland from the 1970s clash as Jacob Errbo, an architect drinking through his bitter divorce, must return to the area he has not visited for nearly 40 years. His very old great-uncles Anton and Anders want to find out what happened to a beautiful hippy Ellen who moved in with them from a local commune.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Ewa Sherman

The Bramble and the Rose

Policeman Henry Farrell is called in when a body is found, suspected to be the victim of a bear. Events prove there is more than one predator in the woods.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

Call Me Evie

A quiet beach town should be the place where Evie can heal. But Evie isn’t her name, and she is not there of her own free will.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Second Sister

Nga-yee is devastated when her younger sister Siu-man jumps from their Hong Kong tenement flat to her death.  She finds someone who can help her satisfy her desire for revenge on the people who drove her to it.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts