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The Devil's Revenge

Occult murder mystery.  Ritual, witchcraft, revenge, alchemy, murder. Portland, Maine. Series. Deputy Archie Lean must discover why someone murdered a thief, then disinterred his body to burn it, leaving occult symbols on nearby walls.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by John Cleal

The Harper Connelly Omnibus

When Harper Connelly was struck by lightning she gained the ability to find dead bodies. It's not the easiest way to earn a living, but there’s always plenty of demand for her services.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Helper

A murder victim in a shabby bookstore appears to be a message for Detective Callum Doyle. In mysterious phone calls Doyle is told he will be given clues to more deaths – provided he keeps them to himself. Should he conceal knowledge that could stop these vicious and apparently random killings?

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by John Cleal

The Lawless Kind

Joe Hunter goes across the border to Mexico to bring back a child that’s been abducted by its father. The only problem is that the father is high up in one of the powerful drug cartels and has no intention of giving up the boy without a fight.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Octopus On My Head

Curly Watkins plays guitar for a modest living, but is persuaded into a repossession job which turns out to have complications.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Chris Roberts

This Dark Road To Mercy

Easter Quillby and her sister are in a state foster home after the overdose death of their mother. Their feckless father, who has stumbled on a cache of stolen money, reappears to claim them and they go on the run pursued by a disgraced former detective and a psychopathic with his own score to settle.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by John Cleal

Touch and Go

Tessa Leoni, ex-cop, now a PI, is called in to find the Denbe family. The family has been kidnapped but there is no ransom demand.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

Wolf

Two teenage sweethearts are horrifically murdered in a Mendip wood. The prime suspect confesses, but 14 years later the nightmare returns to haunt a family trying to put their memories behind them.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by John Cleal

Where The Dead Men Go

Journalist Gerry Conway is back on his old paper and immediately embroiled in the death of a colleague and Glasgow’s infamous gang warfare.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

A Lovely Way to Burn

With people dying like flies from a flu-like plague, what does one death matter among thousands? Despite what’s happening in the rest of the country, TV presenter Stevie Flint is determined to find out the truth about her boyfriend’s sudden death.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Linda Wilson

Cold Days

Harry Dresden gets his first job as the Winter Knight – to kill a high-ranking member of the faerie court. Well, Queen Mab never said the job was going to be easy.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Julee Sanderson

Entry Island

A murder is committed on a remote island off the Canadian mainland – and appears to be linked to events in Scotland over a century earlier.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Jude Evans

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