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A Quiet Death in Italy

The body of an elderly man is found in one of the canals beneath Bologna. Daniel Leicester, an Englishman who works in Bologna as a PI, sets out to investigate with his boss, the Commandante, who happens to be his father-in-law.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

One Eye Open

A car is found crashed deeply into trees off the A12. The two passengers may not survive. The car has fake plates and numbers and holds a large amount of cash but there are no signs as to who the occupants are.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Barnbrook

Crossed Skis

When the victim of a ruthless murder is found in a room at Mrs Stein's guest house burnt beyond recognition, little remains in the way of clues – except the distinctive impression of a ski stick left in the mud outside the front door.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Viv Beeby

The Butterfly House

A body is floating in the waters of an historic fountain, right in the centre of Copenhagen's main city square. A body that's been drained of all its blood. So begins a new and gruesome case for Investigator Jeppe Korner and his assistant Anette Werner.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Viv Beeby

Black Widows

Blake Nelson is dead, and the police must ignore the lies and their own prejudices if they are to find out who killed him.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Stranger on the Beach

Caroline already regrets her revenge one-night stand, because Aidan can’t or won’t accept the idea of one night.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Witch Hunter

Detective Jessica Niemi begins a complex investigation into a brutal ritualistic murder of Maria Koponen, wife of the famous writer Roger Koponen who’s fascinated by occult and witch hunters. As the body count in Helsinki increases, Jessica realises that the killer’s motives might be personal.


Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Ewa Sherman

A Nearly Normal Family

When 18-year-old Stella is arrested for the murder of a rich charming businessman, her pastor father and lawyer mother are desperate to fight for their daughter and to do anything possible to stop destruction of their family. But the lies and the truth might be too much for them.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Ewa Sherman

City of Vengeance

Court officer Cesare Aldo must find the killer of a prominent Jewish moneylender in a Florence riven by internal plotting, rivalries and strife.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal

A Question of Time

Master Sergeant Kim Becker and his Special Forces ‘A’ Team are tasked to bring out a vital highly placed intelligence source from behind the Iron Curtain that divides 1979 Berlin.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal

The Ghost Tree

Inspector Betty Church must mobilise the incompetent police she leads to investigate the disappearance of her childhood best friend and to battle several forms of discrimination as she follows a trail of murder.


Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal

Greed

With the world on the brink of a new financial crisis, a Nobel prize-winning economist with a possible solution is murdered on his way to an international summit.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by John Cleal

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