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Henry VIII is dying, the jockeying for power has begun and the religious witch-hunts are in full spate. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake finds his life in danger once again as he seeks to recover a radical religious pamphlet written by Catherine Parr.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Missing You

When a friend of Kat’s buys her a subscription to an online dating service, it’s meant to be a bit of fun, but events take an unexpected turn when Kat comes across someone from her past.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Peril On The Royal Train

London railway detectives Colbeck and Leeming visit Glasgow to investigate a crash and conclude that another atrocity will follow, this time with the royal family as target.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

Rose Gold

Private investigator Easy Rawlins’ help is enlisted to find a missing woman, but the case turns out to be nowhere near as straightforward as it first appears.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Nemesis Program

Ben Hope wants a fresh start, including marriage and a future in the clergy, but events conspire against him, whether he likes it or not.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

Mary Russell comes of age. In London she meets an old university friend who introduces her to a charitable women’s organisation run by the charismatic Margery Childe. But when several of its wealthier members are murdered, Mary’s involvement becomes her first solo investigation – with a little help from her mentor Sherlock Holmes.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by John Cleal

Bricks and Mortality

A dead body is found in a burned-out Cotswold manor house. Is it accident or murder?

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Jude Evans

Criminal Enterprise

Carter Tomlin is a man driven to bank robbery when he loses his job, but finds it a thrill and his ambition soon becomes overwhelming.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

Friends To Die For

A group of friends meet every Sunday in a Covent Garden restaurant. But their lives are turned upside down when some seemingly minor pranks turn very nasty.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Gods of War

Watson is re-united with Holmes on a rare visit to his retirement home and the pair plunge into a whirlpool of ambition, obsession and murder when Holmes is engaged by a powerful industrialist to prove his son’s death was a suicide.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by John Cleal


Artist and reluctant PI Chris Honeysett finds that organising an exhibition at an eccentric art college isn’t as safe as it might appear.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler


After the tragic happenings at Reichenbach Falls, two detectives join forces to ensure the void left by Sherlock Holmes in London is filled, and the one left by Moriarty is not.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Madeleine Marsh

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