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So Lucky

In one week, Mara Tagarelli loses her wife, her health and her job. Soon she is struggling on all levels and even afraid for her life. Not just because of the advance of multiple sclerosis but because someone is targeting vulnerable people and Mara believes she knows why.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake

Two very different girls are brought together in the aftermath of a murder in the snowy Icelandic winter.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Exiled

A series of dangerous power games are played out in ancient Rome against the threatening backdrop of Mount Vesuvius.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Sinner

Tom Killgannon is asked to do one last undercover job, to get close to convicted child killer Noel Cunningham in Blackmoor prison and ensure he reveals the burial sites of his last two victims. He’s told the job will be straightforward. He was lied to.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

Scorpions in Corinth

Athenian playwright Philocles and his actors have been hired to take one of his popular plays to Corinth. Critics he can take, but poisoning is a bit extreme.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

Maigret and the Nahour Case

Maigret is woken early in the morning by an old friend who says he has a story Maigret needs to hear.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Falling From the Floating World

Ray Clemence is an Englishman in Japan. When his girlfriend Tomoe disappears, he suspects the yakusa is involved. His attempts to find out more brings him into their clutches and there appears to be no escape.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

On My Life

Jenna Burns’ life is turned into a nightmare when she finds herself in prison on remand for the murder of her boyfriend’s daughter.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Dance of Death

Freiburg detective Louise Boni tries to protect a family under threat from a man who appears outside their house, holding a gun.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

Bad Day at the Vulture Club

In the latest adventures of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency, ex-Inspector Chopra and his friends investigate the murder of a prominent Parsee.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Blameless Dead

FBI Special Agent Carla Romero and lawyer Gabriel Hall are thrown together as they investigate a series of gruesome crimes that have their roots 70 years in the past.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal

The Boy Who Fell

The body of a teenage boy is found outside a deserted house where he had been partying with friends. Examination suggests he was raped before being pushed through a window to his death. His alleged attacker is in custody, but DCI Tom Reynolds has doubts.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by John Cleal

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