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The Ice Swimmer

When a man’s body is discovered in the freeing waters of Oslo harbour, city detectives Gunnarstanda and Stigersand face a very complicated case, leading them into the murky world of political secrets.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Ewa Sherman

Marked for Revenge

Public prosecutor Jana Berzelius needs to deal with the case of a Thai girl who died on a train while smuggling heroin capsules in her stomach, as well as trying to protect her own old identity. She fears that a notorious criminal Danilo will uncover her past.

Reviewed on 14 August 2018 by Ewa Sherman


Marc Dane and his partner, ex-Delta Force sniper Lucy Keyes, must call on all their skills to track down a worldwide series of devastating cyber-attacks. 

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by John Cleal

The Reckoning

Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood’s investigation of a prostitute’s death leads him into a world of espionage – and danger.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by John Cleal

Baby Blue

Stratos Gazis’ friend Angelino has taken charge of Emma, a talented blind girl, who is bitter at the murder of the man who protected her. Stratos gets the job of finding the killer.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Chris Roberts


Young magician Natalie Webb is down on her luck and persuaded to use her skills in a bent poker game. However, things don’t go according to plan.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Chris Roberts


DCI John Marvel wants to investigate murders not burglaries, so when a cold case gets on his radar, he’s prepared to break a few rules in pursuit of the truth.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Linda Wilson

Date With Mystery

Private eye Samson O’Brien and dating agency boss Delilah Metcalfe are reunited in what seems a simple case which uncovers secrets some would far rather stayed buried.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by John Cleal

The Anomaly

A TV film crew are on the hunt for a mysterious cavern in the Grand Canyon that has remained tantalisingly elusive for over a century.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Linda Wilson


Crime fighting duo Ingrid Langley and Patrick Gillard are hoping for a quieter life when he takes a desk job. But the discovery of a badly-beaten Met Police cop in a Somerset field puts paid to that.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Sharon Wheeler

An Echo of Murder

A Hungarian man living and working near the Thames, is found brutally murdered. Commander Monk is on the trail of the culprit.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Sylvia Maughan

Perfect Match

Soloman’s sister is in a coma, and he knows this was no accident. But the police don’t believe him. Or don’t want to.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Where the World Ends

Every year a small group of men and boys visit a wind-swept sea stac to harvest the nesting sea birds, but this year the boat fails to return for them.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Story Keeper

Audrey Hart leaves London and her unhappy family home to work as a researcher of folk tales with the solitary Miss Buchanan in her fading stately home on Skye. She is drawn into the investigation of several missing girls, whose disappearance is treated with superstitious dread by the locals.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by John Barnbrook

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

Spenser is on the trail of a conman who doesn’t want to be found.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Last Hour

Marcus Clodius Ballista, the Romanised Angle princeling, uncovers a plot to assassinate the Emperor Gallenius, but has just 24 hours to warn his friend.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by John Cleal

Excellent Intentions

When the disagreeable Henry Cargate is poisoned, an accusation of murder is brought against one of four people in a position to have committed the crime.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Chris Roberts

To Die in Vienna

Ex-secret service operative Freddie Makin has been given the task of watching a computer science teacher and submitting daily reports. Then an attempt is made on Freddie’s life.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Arnold Taylor

A Brush with Death

Artist Susie Mahl is a guest at the country seat of the Earl of Greengrass when her host is murdered in the parish churchyard. With the local police baffled, she applies her eye for detail and her natural inquisitiveness to uncover the killer.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by John Cleal

Our Kind of Cruelty

Mike and Verity have a long-term sexually charged relationship that sometimes involves playing a game called Crave. This game seems to continue after they part, a murder takes place and their lives are catapulted onto a trajectory of destruction.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Nicola Hodges