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The Golden Tresses of the Dead

When a finger is found in her sister’s wedding cake, young sleuth Flavia de Luce is determined to identify its erstwhile owner.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson

Launch Code

An order for a nuclear first strike in the paranoia of the 1980s Cold War threatens world apocalypse. Thirty-five years later, as a writer threatens to reveal what really happened, the family of a key player in the drama is threatened by unknown forces trying to keep the incident secret.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

Seven Years of Darkness

After tragic events at a remote Korean reservoir, a young man is persecuted wherever he goes. After seven years he receives a package which reveals the truth about the past.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

Krays: The Final Word

Madness, assault, robbery, arson, murder, protection rackets, murder – a new look at the rise and fall of the East End of London’s most notorious gangsters.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

Criminal Britain

A look at some of Britain’s darkest criminal cases in a picture anthology from the files of the Daily Mirror.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

Disturbance

Sara lives in a beautiful isolated house with an irrational abusive husband and two sons, one off to university and one autistic. Serious events cause dramatic changes to her life but dog walker Katie is always there to protect her.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Barnbrook

Finders, Keepers

Verity Ann Baxter tells the story of her developing relationship with new neighbours Ailsa, Tom and family. It is a love-hate relationship, as Verity and Ailsa become more and more involved in each other’s lives.  But who is guilty of Tom’s murder?

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Sylvia Maughan

Death in Fancy Dress

The dissolute Sir Ralph Feltham is murdered at a fancy-dress ball at his former home Feltham Abbey. Lawyer Tony Keith and his adventurer schoolfriend Jeremy Freyne, there to investigate possible links to a blackmail ring, investigate.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

The Woman Downstairs

When the bailiffs are called in to a ground floor flat, they make a gruesome discovery. And the residents of Nelson Heights discover that they know very little about their neighbours.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Viv Beeby

No Bad Deed

No good deed goes unpunished, as Cassie Larkin finds out when she stops to help a woman being attacked by the side of the road.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson

Seven Lies

Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since childhood. And Jane will make sure that never changes, whatever it takes.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

All In Her Head

Jack is back, and Alison is terrified – for her safety, her sanity and her life. But she cannot remember why.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Honjin Murders

A newly-wed couple are found dead inside a house locked from the inside, with the weapon, a bloody samurai sword, stuck in the snow outside. Renowned detective Kosuke Kindaichi is on the case.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

Cry Baby

A seven-year-old boy has gone missing while playing with a friend in a wood next to a park, with his mother nearby. A police officer is determined not to have another child’s death on his conscience.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson

Come Back For Me

Questions compel Stella to return to the island when she sees the TV report that someone has found a body at the bottom of her childhood garden.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Blacktop Wasteland

Beauregard ‘Bug’ Montage tries to extricate himself from money problems by driving for a jewellery heist, but the outcome threatens to destroy his life.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

Cold Fear

Danish journalist Matthew Cave is in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital. Faced with the disappearance of his half-sister Arnaq and a murder inquiry that might have involved his father Tom, he finds himself in a strange search for the killers across the vast frozen land.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Ewa Sherman

The Night Lawyer

Barrister Sophie Angel defends a young man accused of rape while facing some issues in her own life both current and past.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

Manhunters

The true story of two agents of the US Drug Enforcement Agency, in the words of the subtitle, telling ‘How we took down Pablo Escobar’.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

Magpie Lane

When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford academic goes missing, there are a limited pool of suspects, with the spotlight falling first on her parents and their live-in nanny.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson