Review Archive

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Maigret Is Afraid

Maigret is on a train returning from an international police conference when an expensively-dressed man recognises him and begins to engage him in conversation. He seems to know why Maigret is on the train.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Low Heights

Edouard Lavenant is retired and in his 70s. He lives alone in a country town apart from Thérèse, his long-suffering housekeeper, and believes he is being watched.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Night Market

Detective Henk van der Pol is enmeshed in a conspiracy that incorporates senior figures in the justice system, but is unsure in which direction to point the finger.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Mayfly

Lawyer Charlie Priest is approached by tycoon Ellinder to investigate the death of his son Miles, shortly after Charlie escapes an attack from Miles himself.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

Dr. Knox

A young boy suffering an allergic reaction is brought to Dr Adam Knox’s clinic. His mother, a beaten Romanian woman, takes off, leaving Knox with a big problem.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

Deposed

Blinded and imprisoned Nero, god and Emperor of Rome, is helped to escape by a frightened little slave boy and plots his revenge.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by John Cleal

A Grave Concern

With passions over the election of a replacement for its murdered chancellor running high and a killer at large, physician/detective Matt Bartholomew and Brother Michael fear for the future of Cambridge University.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by John Cleal

City of Masks

Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, is in Venice on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On a night of carnival, he finds a dead man and is plunged into the secrets and intrigues of the City on the Sea.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by John Cleal

The Soldier's Curse

Gentleman convict Hugh Monserrat must solve the murder of the young wife of his penal colony’s commandant to save the life of his friend, falsely accused of the killing.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by John Cleal

A Game of Ghosts

Mysterious ghost-like figures appear to certain people, and then those people are killed. They are the Brethren and they and their descendants will do anything to protect themselves from the consequences of their dreadful past.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by John Barnbrook

Wolves in the Dark

Bergen’s most famous private investigator Varg Veum is accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into jail. Desperate to clear his name, he must unravel his own hazy memories of failed jobs and uncomfortable assignments.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Ewa Sherman

Right Behind You

At nine years old, Telly Ray Nash killed his abusive father to save his own and his sister’s lives. Now eight years later, it seems that he has gone on a killing spree.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Sylvia Wilson

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