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The Cold Summer

Pietro Fenoglio, a Marshall in the Carabinieri, conducts an investigation into the kidnapping and killing of a local mobster’s young son amidst spreading violence in the region.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Ewa Sherman

After the Monsoon

Security policeman Ernst Grip investigates the death of a Swedish soldier in Djibouti and enters a world of greed, intrigue and double dealing.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

Casanova and the Faceless Woman

Louis XV’s Inspector for Strange and Unexplained Deaths investigates the macabre death of a young whore and is drawn into a deadly web of intrigue where he is partnered with adventurer and seducer Giacomo Casanova.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

The Punk Factor

Seventeen-year-old Frankie is in a punk rock girl band with her best friend. To succeed in the music industry takes hard work, and that isn’t something Frankie is good at.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

Price of Duty

Renegade military contractor Scion, led by a former US president, set out to defeat a plan by Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov to destabilise and reclaim former Soviet satellites through a wave of cyberattacks.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

The Revenant Express

Investigators Newbury and Hobbes return with a mystery involving sinister experiments and a dangerous train journey across Europe.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Jane Appleby

Murder by Numbers: Fascinating Figures Behind the World’s Worst Crimes

How numbers feature in murders, their detection, and the punishment of killers.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Kim Fleet

The Plotters

A Korean assassin ignores his instructions and permits a target to die in her preferred manner – the first step away from unquestioning obedience to his fate.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Tattoo Thief

Marni Mullins’ s coffee break during the Brighton tattoo convention turns into a horror story when she finds a mutilated body in the bin.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Maigret and the Saturday Caller

Maigret is walking to the bus stop after work one Saturday evening when he notices a man apparently following him. When he arrives home his wife tells him that someone is waiting to see him. It is the same man.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Murder Pit

Down-at-heel detective Arrowood and his assistant Barnett are hired to find out why a new bride will not see her parents, but what seems a straightforward case develops into something more sinister.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

Blood Orange

Barrister Alison Bailey is married with a daughter but infatuated with solicitor Patrick. She is horrified to receive messages from someone who knows what she is doing.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

Nemesis

Professor Tom Wilde of Cambridge University is in France on holiday with his fiancée Lydia when he is approached by a man who at first sight appears to be a beggar. It turns out, however, that he has been in touch with one of Wilde’s former students who had gone off to join the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and is now held in a French prison camp. He urges Wilde to do all he can to free him.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Cold Case

When Bob Skinner is asked for help by his old friend Sir James Proud, he doesn’t expect to find himself trying to decide if his friend really could have been involved in covering up a murder.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

Weekend at Thrackley

Impecunious war hero Jim Henderson is baffled to be invited to a weekend party at the country home of a famous collector of precious stones. Robbery, kidnap and murder follow.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

Attend

A young gay man Sam and a recovering heroin addict Anne are connected through the world of drugs and revenge in Deptford. They must deal with the consequences of other people’s deeds that affect their own existence.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Ewa Sherman

Secret Prey

Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport is called in when a banker is shot during a hunting trip, an event which proves to be just the beginning of a series of attacks.
 

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

Red Strike

The kidnap of a former Russian intelligence officer from a safe house sparks off a chain of events that sees former SAS operatives Bald and Porter called out of retirement again.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

An Autumn Hunting

Akyl Borubaev is back in the Bishkek murder squad but shooting the Minister for State Security makes him a pariah, and someone of interest to Kyrgyzstan’s top criminals.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Angry Sea

Former SAS sergeant John Carr is caught up in a terror attack whilst on holiday in Spain and ends up getting his wish – to track down and take out the men responsible for the atrocity.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson