Review Archive

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The Judge and his Hangman

The murder of a policeman turns out to be the final act in a life-long struggle between Inspector Berlach and his nemesis, a criminal mastermind.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Chris Roberts

Fateful Mornings

Carpenter Kevin O’Keefe reports his girlfriend Penny missing and admits to a shooting. County policeman Henry Farrell tries to find out what has been going on.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Chris Roberts

Dark Dawn Over Steep House

After the daughter of a respected naval captain, is ‘outraged’ on the dirty and dangerous streets of Limehouse and her attacker vanishes, a chance encounter in a cafe brings a new victim to light, and sets March and Grice on the trail of a serial offender.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by John Cleal


A shipment of amphetamines lands on the Essex coast and sparks a series of killings. An unproven team of detectives must solve the problem – while they also learn how to work and get on with each other

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by John Cleal

Lost Girls

Two young girls are missing. And a depraved auction is about to begin – one which will destroy two families.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Second Day of the Renaissance

Just as Piero Trotti is getting used to retirement from the police, he is made aware of a threat from the past. It becomes all too real on a trip he makes to Rome for his god-daughter’s wedding.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Sylvia Maughan

Family Matters

Robert Arthur Kewdingham is an eccentric failure of a middle-aged man with an attractive, exotic wife. When both a local doctor and a bohemian bachelor from London are attracted to her, murder ensues.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Sylvia Wilson

Cold Killers

An East End feud has the potential to lead to murder.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Chris Smart


Michelle has been raped and knows that the incident should have upset her more than it did, but she has other problems, both personal and work-related, and has to find a way to cope with them.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Arnold Taylor

A High Mortality of Doves

Scotland Yard Inspector Albert Lincoln, a scarred survivor of the war on the Western Front, is sent to a remote Derbyshire village to solve a series of bizarre killings.

Reviewed on 01 September 2017 by John Cleal

Don't Let Go

Martial Bellion’s wife is missing and even his daughter thinks he has killed her.

Reviewed on 28 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Blue Light Yokohama

A young detective assigned to the murder of a Korean family on the outskirts of Tokyo uncovers links to other deaths where the killer left the sign of the black sun.

Reviewed on 28 August 2017 by Chris Roberts

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