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The Devil in the Marshalsea

Marshalsea Prison, Southwark. Country parson’s son Tom Hawkins, a gambler and rake, is thrown into a debtors’ prison where he must share a cell with a man inmates call a devil – and solve a murder or lose his own life.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

Touchstone

American Bureau of Investigation agent Harris Stuyvesant arrives in 1920s London on the trail of an anarchist bomber responsible for the death of his fiancée.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by John Cleal

Murder on a Summer's Day

It's 1924 and amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton investigates the disappearance of an Indian Prince who was riding on the Yorkshire moors. But diplomatic considerations get in the way of the truth until more murders and attempted murders force the authorities to act.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

The Gingerbread House

When a series of brutal murders occur in central Stockholm within a short time, Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and the Hammarby police begin to suspect that there is a link between the deaths.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Chris Smart

A Pleasure and a Calling

William Heming is a thoroughly respectable pillar of the community who runs an estate agent's. But he finds it so difficult to let go of those houses he has sold ...

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Outcast Dead

Archaeologist Ruth Galloway has uncovered bones which may belong to a Victorian murderess. But DCI Harry Nelson has a more modern death to worry about.

Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Wrong Man

Lawyer Jason Kolarich defends an ex-soldier accused of murder. Barred from an insanity defence he has to show his client’s innocence.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Game

A killer for hire completes an assignment in Algiers to execute another assassin, then is coerced into posing as the dead man to identify his victim’s latest client. Events spiral out of his control and he must choose between doing the right thing and losing his own life.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by John Cleal

Long Way Home

DI Zigic and his colleagues from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit find little co-operation in investigating the brutal death of an immigrant.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Chris Roberts

Angelfall

The world has been reduced to ruins. All Penryn is trying to do is stay alive and look after her disabled sister and mentally unstable mother. That’s easier said than done when the earth is still under attack from angels.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Silent Saturday

Veerle longs to escape from her controlling, neurotic mother and the boredom of life in suburban Brussels. A secret society devoted to exploring hidden places provides exactly what she needs, but it also brings danger.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

Bet Your Life

A boy is found in Port Sentinel, badly beaten and left for dead. Jess Tennant doesn’t want to get involved, but when her cousin and a friend plead with her to do some detective work, Jess finds herself inexorably drawn into the mystery of what really did happen to the seemingly popular and exceedingly rich Seb Dawson.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Linda Wilson

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