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Under the Cold Bright Lights

Acting Police Sergeant Alan Auhl works cold cases in Melbourne, apparently unassuming, but he has a house full of waifs and strays and can go that extra mile when required.
 

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Chris Roberts

You Let Me In

Elle is a successful author who lives in a beautiful house on a Cornish cliff. She is convinced that someone has access to her house and to her secrets.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Barnbrook

If She Wakes

Tara Beckley is lying in a hospital bed, locked inside her own mind. Her sister is fighting for her, but someone else wants her dead, and Tara knows it.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Suspicion of Silver

Sir Robert Carey, swashbuckling Elizabethan courtier and cousin to the Queen, hunts a would-be assassin of Scottish King James on both sides of the border.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Cleal

Don't Send Flowers

When Cristina De Leon is kidnapped, her wealthy father recruits ex-cop Carlos Trevino to get her back. Given that she is probably in the hands of one of the murderous local gangs, his chances of survival don’t look too good.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Chris Roberts

Freefall

Allison is missing, presumed dead. And she needs to keep that belief going if she is to stay alive.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Knife to the Heart

Cetin Ikmen has fallen into depression after his retirement and his wife’s accidental death, but he’s reinvigorated when he is asked to investigate a case long gone cold.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Familiars

1612. Fleetwood Shuttleworth, the mistress of Gawthorpe Hall, is pregnant for the fourth time. Her previous three pregnancies have all ended in miscarriage. Fleetwood needs the help of young midwife Alice Gray, but in an atmosphere of suspicion and fear, Fleetwood stands to lose her friend, her baby and her life.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Linda Wilson

The October Man

Tobias Winter of the German magic police has to find the connection that links a death in a vineyard with the supernatural history of the Trier area.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Anthea Hawdon

The Darkest Place

Out-of-favour DCI Tom Reynolds gets a Christmas day call to a mass grave on an island off the Kerry coast, once the home of a controversial psychiatric institution, where there is one body too many – probably that of one of the doctors, missing for more than 40 years.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Cleal

Nothing To Hide

DC Constance Fairchild is suspended on full pay with orders to keep a low profile. But that’s not something that Con excels at, especially when she finds a horrifically injured man almost on her doorstep.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Linda Wilson

Death Has Deep Roots

A former French Resistance fighter is on trial at the Old Bailey for the murder of her wartime British SOE controller. Her hastily assembled defence team believe her innocence can only be proved by retracing events that happened in Nazi-occupied wartime France.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Cleal

Two Can Keep a Secret

When Ellery and Ezra Corcoran arrive in the small town of Echo Ridge, Ellery is determined to uncover its secrets, including the disappearance of her aunt 23 years ago,

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Last Brother

Morris Raab fights his way up from a poor New York East Side upbringing to be a major player in the rag trade, but gangsters are determined to take a slice.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Horseman's Song

Young German volunteer lieutenant Martin Bora is in a relatively quiet area of the Spanish civil war front when he finds the body of national poet Garcia Lorca.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Chris Roberts

Her Last Move

When a man is murdered in a crowded tube station a super-recogniser is brought in to help a harassed police officer.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Unmourned

The brutal superintendent of a prison has been murdered and the prime and only suspect is a fiery Irish prisoner. She will hang unless ticket-of-leave gentleman convict and amateur detective Hugh Monsarrat and his clever housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney can find the real killer.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Cleal

The Suspect

Journalist Kate Waters is the first on the story of two girls who have gone missing in Thailand. But this time her scoop is personal and dangerously close to home.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Dangerous Deception at Honeychurch Hall

Former TV antiques show presenter Kat Stanford now has her own thriving business in the peaceful Devon countryside. But things start to go wrong with the arrival of a beautiful ex-girlfriend of her beau Piers Carew, heir to the earl of Chawley.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by John Cleal

The Chestnut Man

Headstrong detective and single mother Naia Thulin and Mark Hess, a burned-out investigator suspended from Europol, investigate the horrific murders of young women in Copenhagen.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Ewa Sherman