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Deep Shelter

DC Nick Belsey is driven down into the miles of abandoned tunnels under the streets of London in search for a missing woman. As it was his fault she was there in the first place, his job will be on the line if that embarrassing fact comes out.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Hearts of Darkness

With the Great Plague having burnt itself out in London, Harry Lytle is ordered by spymaster Lord Arlington to an Essex village where the disease is still breeding to track down a traitor and bring him back alive.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by John Cleal

Hurt

Detective Lucy Black of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Unit is called in to identify the body of a dead teenager. Someone is preying on vulnerable girls and Lucy needs to find a missing teenager before she too ends up dead.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

If You Were Here

A journalist investigating a subway rescue identifies the saviour as a friend who disappeared ten years ago, triggering a reappraisal of the past.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Chris Roberts

Saving Silence

When Imogen saves Sam from a hit and run, her problems are only just starting. She has information someone wants and they’re quite willing to resort to violence to get it off her.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Seven for a Secret

Timothy Wilde is a copper star in the newly-formed NYPD, and is dragged into the world of the blackbirders, semi-legal slave catchers, when a beautiful black woman reports her free family has been kidnapped.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by John Cleal

The Devil and The River

When John Gaines is called to the discovery of a girl’s body on the riverside of the small Mississippi town of which he is sheriff, he stumbles into a nightmare of murder, violence, corruption and superstition.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by John Cleal

The Garden of Burning Sand

When a young girl is raped, human rights lawyer Zoe Fleming is involved in the prosecution of a man with powerful connections.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Late Monsieur Gallet

A very ordinary man is killed by an unknown assailant at a hotel in the wine-growing village of Sancerre. There is no apparent motive and the information that Maigret begins to gather serves only to make the case more mysterious.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Paris Winter

It is 1909 and Maud Heighton has left provincial Darlington and moved to Paris in order to learn to paint at Lafond’s famous Academy. However, she finds herself short of money and almost starving and is grateful when she is given an opportunity to earn money as companion to a young, beautiful girl.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Shadow Collector

Lilith Benley has served 18 years in prison for the murder of two teenagers although she still protests her innocence. When a woman is found murdered nearby, it seems like the past isn’t going to stay buried.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Witness

As a teenager, Abigail was witness to a brutal mafia double murder and the killing of two US marshals. She has been on the run from the killers for twelve years. Now she believes she is finally safe and has settled in a small town in the Ozarks. Then she meets the local chief of police – and her whole life changes.

Reviewed on 05 April 2014 by John Cleal

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