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Keep Your Friends Close

When Natty Wainwright rushes to her daughter’s sick bed leaving best friend Eve Dalladay to care for husband Sean and daughter Alice, she has no idea that her friend will steal her life.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Sylvia Wilson

Killing Rachel

Rose and Joshua believe their parents are still alive, even though no one else does. Joshua is determined to work out a set of cryptic clues and Rose is caught up with events surrounding the death of Rachel, a former schoolfriend.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Kingdom of Darkness

Nina Wilde has given up her job and is working through a bucket list of things she’s always wanted to do while she still has time to do them. But when one last job comes along, helping safeguard the secrets of Alexander the Great’s tomb, Nina can’t stay away despite her husband Eddie’s misgivings.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Leaving Everything Most Loved

Maisie Dobbs is asked by an Indian war hero, who believes the English police have let him down, to investigate the killing of his charismatic sister. When a second girl is killed in exactly the same way, Maisie must explore a sub-culture she finds fascinating to get at the truth.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by John Cleal

Pascal Passion

The headmistress of a village Church of England school is horribly murdered. DI Harry Falconer and Sergeant Davey Carmichael investigate, but their inquiries are interrupted by a second killing.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by John Cleal

Malice

When a writer is found bludgeoned and strangled, police suspicion falls on a supposed friend, who may have had a powerful motive.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Burning Mind

Harper Flynn nearly died in an attack on a club. A year later, she’s convinced that one of the gunmen is after her, but no one else believes in his existence.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Dead Can Wait

Dr John Watson is back from the trenches, trying to help soldiers affected by shellshock. With Holmes unavailable, he is tasked with solving the mysterious deaths of seven men at a secret establishment where a new weapon which could shorten the war is being developed, but must battle Army indifference as much as German agents.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by John Cleal

The Facts of Life and Death

When a series of lone women are terrorised and forced to call home so that their mothers can witness their ordeals, the police have no useful leads. Then the sinister game starts to escalate.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Lonesome Heart Is Angry

The Kane twins Pat and Joe need female help to run their farm, but the place is too small to afford two wives, so they approach the local matchmaker with a novel proposal.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Neruda Case

Cayetano Brule is enlisted by poet Pablo Neruda to track down a woman who may have given birth to his daughter, and hones his rudimentary detective skills with a diet of Maigret.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Chris Roberts

Vagabond

A former runner of informers against the Provisional IRA is called out of retirement and asked to help trap a well-known and dangerous Irish Republican.  He agrees to do so even though the work had left him emotionally scarred.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Arnold Taylor

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