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The Industry of Human Happiness

Max Cadenza’s dream of harnessing new technology to put the world’s greatest music onto gramophone records is threatened by a crooked theatrical impresario.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by John Cleal

In the Blood

Solicitor Sarah Kellerman’s client is one she may regret taking on. The young woman is due to stand trial for the attempted murder of her baby.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Taking of Annie Thorne

After 25 years, Joe Thorne is going home. That’s because someone has emailed him to say whatever happened to his sister is happening again.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Bloodmoon

Sister Fidelma is sent on a secret mission to uncover a rumoured assassination plot against the High King of Tara.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by John Cleal

My Secret YouTube Life

Lily has everything – the perfect life, the perfect boyfriend, three million followers on YouTube but, unseen by her fans, Lily’s life is starting to unravel.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

Dead Stock

Supermarket checkout worker Bea and her friend and colleague Ant are on the case of a cat killer in Kingsleigh.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

And Fire Came Down

Caleb Zelic is visited by a girl seeking his help and returns to his home of Resurrection Bay to try to establish what she was running from.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Case of the Fool

“So he want kill me. Or he want marry me? Which?” Doris is faced with a stark question from a Russian immigrant tangled up in a web of squatters and drug dealers and needs to find her way out of the tangle before the first of those options becomes a reality.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Anthea Hawdon

The Language of Secrets

Detective Esa Khattack and his partner Rachael Getty are on the case of the killing of an undercover colleague who was investigating a suspected Islamic terrorist plot.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Dark Clouds Shining

It’s 1921 and former secret service officer Jack McColl is approached by his former boss to undertake a mission to Russia. MI5, whose remit does not extend to Europe, is involved there and he needs to find out precisely what they are doing.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Rules of Prey

In his first appearance, Lieutenant Lucas Davenport faces an intelligent serial killer working by rules of behaviour which make it unlikely he will ever be caught.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Chris Roberts

Careless Love

Superintendent Alan Banks and his team investigate two suspicious deaths – a student found in an abandoned car, and a man in a smart suit at the bottom of a gully on the moors.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Sharon Wheeler

The Other Woman

Emily falls for Adam, unaware she has become part of a twisted love triangle – one that could be the death of her.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Craftsman

Florence Lovelady returns to the town that launched her police carer, but soon starts to fear that her first murder case might not have been as cut and dried as everyone had thought.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

Rogue

A secret American committee, consisting of a retired general, a retired admiral and two former heads of the CIA, is intent on arranging the assassination of a well-known and popular senator whose libertarian and anti-military views they regard as a potential danger to the United States.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

Harriet Monckton is found dead in the privy behind the dissenting chapel she regularly attended. An inquest lasting nearly three years tries to establish if she was murdered and if so, by who.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by John Cleal

Unrest

Detective Superintendent Alex Steen must investigate the death of a brutally murdered unidentified man, found outside a Copenhagen cemetery after a night of violent street riots. But Denmark’s national security agency is also interested in the victim.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Ewa Sherman

The Lines We Leave Behind

A young woman is incarcerated in an asylum, charged with a violent crime of which she has no memory. As she struggles to come to terms with her past an entirely different character emerges.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by John Cleal

Cold as the Grave

When the desiccated body of a child is found in an Edinburgh basement, it’s immediately believed to be a cold case, but when that’s proved to be incorrect, life gets complicated for DCI Tony McLean.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

Red Snow

The tiny frozen Swedish town of Gavrik is dominated by the liquorice factory, source of employment but also some weirdness, and a long history of unexplained deaths.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Chris Roberts