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The Baklava Club

Ottoman detective Yashim becomes drawn in to a dispute between supporters and opponents of European powers fought in the heart of the 1842 Ottoman Empire.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Danger Game

A routine enquiry for Delaney & Co leads to a brutal beating for one of their employees and takes Travis deep into the world of gang warfare on the Slade Lane estate.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Deliverance of Evil

On the day that Italy won the World Cup in 1982 a young and very beautiful girl is murdered. Twenty-four years later, with that murder still unsolved, Italy again wins the World Cup and again a young girl is murdered. Commissario Michele Balestreri blames himself for having failed to solve the earlier crime and is determined to solve this one.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Extremist

A series of apparently anti-American acts of violence and extremism threaten the UK’s much-vaunted special relationship with the US. DCI John Kerr has the task of identifying the connections and stopping the escalating violence.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Guillotine Choice

Mohand Saoudi, a 20-year-old Berber in French-dominated Algeria faces an impossible choice. Found with his dying French employer, he must name the killer or face a never-ending sentence in the dreaded Devil’s Island. Can he send a member of his own family to the guillotine?

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by John Cleal

The Mahé Circle

On holiday by the Mediterranean, the staid Doctor Mahé catches a glimpse of a different life, which gradually becomes an obsession.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Tilted World

Two prohibition agents are sent to a small Deep South town to investigate the disappearance of their predecessors.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by John Cleal

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

When a developer trying to buy the condo where Henry Cimoli has an apartment resorts to dubious tactics, Henry calls in a favour from Spenser.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Linda Wilson


GP Jenny Meredith appears to have the perfect life. But everything unravels around her when her teenage daughter goes missing.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Night the Rich Men Burned

Two young friends try to escape a pointless life on Glasgow fringes and become involved in the loan-sharking and collection rackets. One rises quickly up the ranks. The other becomes a victim of growing debt and addiction.

Reviewed on 19 October 2014 by John Cleal

Act of Fear

A girl is murdered, a policeman on the beat is robbed of everything he carries, and a man goes missing. Dan Fortune is hired to find the man and tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Chris Roberts

Art of Deception

A mummified body is found in the remains of a deserted summerhouse in a country park. Kate Hanson and Birmingham’s Unsolved Crimes Unit have to delve into the past to make sense of the present.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

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