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Safe Houses

Helen Abell, a young woman new to the CIA, arrives in Berlin in 1979. She is disappointed when her Chief of Station, who dislikes her, assigns her to a routine job overseeing a number of safe houses. One evening she is in one of the houses when two sets of visitors arrive unannounced and she learns two very important secrets.


Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Only To Sleep

Philip Marlowe comes out of retirement to investigate a man said to have drowned on a Mexican beach, leaving a tidy sum in life insurance to his attractive widow.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

Night Town

Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender takes on a commission, although the money offered looks a little too good. When a competitor is killed he wants to know why.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Poison Bed

Amid the religious and political rivalries of the Stuart court of James 1, Frances and Robert Carr, one of the most powerful couples in the land, face death on suspicion of murder.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

The Red Ribbon

Wiggins, once leader of Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street Irregulars and now an unwilling member of the fledgling security services, must run down government leaks which threaten Britain’s security while pursuing his own mission of revenge.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

When Trouble Sleeps

Lagos lawyer Amaka Mbadiwe makes herself a target for assassination when she tries to save a man from a street killing and becomes involved in political and sexual corruption at the highest level.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

The Lonely Witness

Former party girl Amy Falconetti now helps the house-bound receive communion while trying to sort out her own attitudes. When she witnesses a street murder, she fails to report it and instead trails the killer.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by John Cleal

The Good Sister

When a 17-year-old girl makes her way from the UK to Syria, her father is determined to find her and bring her home.

Reviewed on 00 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

A Lethal Frost

When a local bookmaker is shot in the head and seriously injured, Denton copper, DI Jack Frost, is under pressure from his boss to find the culprit as well as having to pacify his landlords by tracking down an escaped parrot.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

That's Not What Happened

Three years ago, a massacre at Virgil County High School left six traumatised teens struggling to make sense of what happened. Now survivor Lee Bauer wants the truth to be told. But the truth is not always welcomed with open arms.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

Rivers of London: Water Weed

Drug dealing on the River Thames takes on an added dimension when a pair of river goddesses get involved.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Clean Canvas

When a valuable painting goes missing from a London gallery, suspicion falls on Lena’s cousin Sarika, but Lena is determined to clear her name and find the real culprit.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

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