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Into the Water

Nel Abbot has gone where all the troublesome women have, for hundreds of years – into the water. But what drove her and a teenage girl to take their lives in a place where witches were drowned?

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The End of the Web

When a philandering, middle-aged antiques dealer is found dead next to the body of a beautiful younger girl, his widow asks ex-detective Ed Buchanan, a family friend, to investigate.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by John Cleal

Bled Dry

When a young Casablanca couple are found butchered, detective Hanash is under pressure to get quick results, if only to protect himself.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Chris Roberts

Line of Fire

Nick Stone is operating on home soil for a change. He has to find a woman, snatch her and deliver her to the shadowy operator he knows as the Owl.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Linda Wilson

3 Minutes

Former government agent Piet Hoffman is on the run from his old life in Sweden. Now he tries to survive as an infiltrator of the Colombian mafia on which he also informs for the Americans. Then things get terribly complicated.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Lake

The remains of a young woman, tied to a stone, are discovered in a lake in the Danish countryside. After fruitless investigation by the local police, the case finds its way to the Copenhagen Homicide Department.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Ewa Sherman

My Name Is Nobody

Solomon Vine, a highly rated MI6 officer, is suspended when a prisoner whom he is interrogating is shot. However, his suspension proves useful when the Head of Station in Istanbul is abducted and an unofficial investigation is required.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Arnold Taylor

The Mountain

Surviving the crash that he believes was his fault is just the start of Jeremiah Salenger’s nightmares.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Dead in the Dark

Ten years ago, Reece Bower’s wife went missing and he was in the frame for murder. Now he’s the one the police are looking for and it’s his new wife who wants him found.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Linda Wilson

Rusty Puppy

Hap and Leonard investigate the murder of  a young black man and uncover the dirty underbelly of a town.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by John Cleal

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

Life is pleasant and uneventful for Malcolm Polstead until, by chance, he becomes embroiled in a power struggle between the competing worlds of religion, politics and academic study. He also becomes inextricably linked to a baby called Lyra.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by John Barnbrook

The Prime of Ms Dolly Greene

A missing woman, a body in the river and dangerous dealings next door. Dolly Greene, tarot reader, must use her people skills and sixth sense to make sense of the puzzle.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Anthea Hawdon

Going Down Slow

Seven short stories featuring the creations of John Harvey, including private eye Jack Kiley and detective Charlie Resnick.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Chris Roberts

A Skinful of Shadows

Twelve-year-old Makepeace is caught up in both a civil war and a war for possession of her own mind, and finds friends and allies in the most unlikely places.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Linda Wilson

Marked To Die

A mysterious archer leaves a string of corpses in his wake as he leads attacks on the salt road from (Droit)Wich. When a local lord falls victim, the Sheriff of Worcester dispatches Hugh Bradecote and Serjeant Catchpoll to put a stop to the attacks.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by John Cleal

The Deathwatch Journal

A man awaits death in Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison, but the guard who is tasked with keeping the death watch with him is not convinced of his guilt.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Linda Wilson

Walden of Bermondsey

Resident judge Charlie Walden relates several tales featuring life in Bermondsey Crown Court, both in the courtroom and behind the scenes.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Chris Roberts

Deadly Alibi

An apparently inoffensive woman is murdered and DI Geraldine Steel’s colleagues all believe that they have found the murderer. Then the person giving him a strong alibi is also found murdered. Geraldine’s instincts tell her that they have got the wrong man.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Kate Balfour

Buried Lies

Stockholm lawyer Martin Benner is visited by the brother of a woman accused of five murders, now dead, insisting that the case against her was flawed.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Cuban Affair

Afghan combat veteran Daniel ‘Mac’ MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, refuses a fishing trip to Cuba, but reconsiders when offered a small fortune and sets sail on his most dangerous cruise.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by John Cleal