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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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