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Island Reich

With the Nazis victorious in France, Hitler is preparing for the invasion of Britain from the Channel Islands with the Duke of Windsor at his side. Agents from Britain and from the USA are working to prevent it.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Chris Roberts

The Murder Box

A police chief receives a murder mystery game, seemingly as a birthday present, but it soon becomes clear that the game is live and involves current day crimes.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Verpeleti

Forever Ends on Friday

Jamal and Q used to be best friends until something came between them. When Q dies, an experimental procedure gives Jamal gives an unexpected chance to put things right between them. But how can he tell his friend that not only is he dead, but that he will also soon die again?

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Linda Wilson

Blunt Force

DS Jane Tennison feels she has been left to rot in a quiet central London station until the horrific murder of a top agent plunges her into a showbiz world of exploitation, drugs and dodgy deals.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Cleal

One Night, New York

Frances arrives in 1930s New York to join her brother, leaving her abusive father in rural Kansas. She quickly becomes embroiled in a world beyond her experience with glamorous people, corrupt politicians and violent mobsters.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Barnbrook

Win

The death of a reclusive hoarder triggers a reappraisal of an FBI cold case involving the abduction of an heiress and the theft of two valuable paintings. Fresh evidence leads the investigators to the door of the rich, violent, amoral Win.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Linda Wilson

Fatal Isles

In the middle of the North Sea, between the UK and Denmark, lies the island nation of Doggerland. Not much happens there in the way of crime, until one day Police Chief Jounas Smeed's ex-wife is found brutally murdered.


Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Viv Beeby

The Perfect Lie

Detective Danny Ryan jumps to his death rather than face arrest by his own colleagues. Less than two years later, his wife Erin is put on trial for her husband’s murder.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Cleal

Right To Kill

DS Joe Romano is back in Leeds after an unsuccessful sojurn in France for Interpol. Now working in Missing Persons, and feeling dulled by life, he is given a case that will test his humanity as well as his detective powers – and his heart.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Kerry Hood

Nemesis

Metropolitan police close protection officer Mickey Bale is out for revenge on the gang boss ultimately responsible for his sister’s death from a drug overdose.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Heights

When a severed head falls out of a bag on the Tube, Cal Drake makes a connection to the case that led him to leave the police and become a private detective.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Chris Roberts

Don't Turn Around

Cait and Rebecca are strangers. But within hours, they realise they must trust one another to survive.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Cutting Place

A dismembered body found in the mud of the Thames foreshore leads DS Maeve Kerrigan into the more rarefied air of the exclusive and expensive Chiron Club in her search for a killer.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Therapist

A voicemail from her husband Sigurd tells Sara he's arrived at the holiday cabin. Later a call from his friend confirms he never did. And then the search for a missing man turns into something much more sinister.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Ewa Sherman

Heat Stroke

Lily didn’t get home after the girls’ sleepover. She didn’t even get there. She’s gone, and only three people know where.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Fatal Solution

Inspector Thomas Chard puts his own life at risk as he attempts to solve two apparently unrelated in a bustling South Wales valleys town.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Cleal

3 Hours

DCI Ewert Grens starts investigating a strange case of one corpse too many in a morgue. This leads him to a Stockholm’s harbour where he makes a horrendous discovery of 73 refugees suffocated in a cargo container.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Ewa Sherman

How To Betray Your Country

August Drummond’s service as a spy has been terminated, but he remains in the game as a distraction from his grief over the death of his wife.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Chris Roberts

The Not Quite Perfect Murderer

The death of a small boy and a violent raid on a city jeweller’s pulls former spook Patrick Gillard and his wife Ingrid Langley back into action to help out Bath police.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Sharon Wheeler

The Sicilian Method

Mimi Augello stumbles across a dead body whilst making a hasty escape from his married lover’s apartment. And then another identical dead body turns up elsewhere.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Sylvia Maughan