Review Archive

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City of Light, City of Poison

Nicholas de la Reynie, the first police chief of Paris, is given the job of cleaning up the streets of Paris and ridding it and its courts of poisoners and black magic.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Linda Wilson

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine

The early modern era saw a grisly trade in the body parts of convicted criminals and their means of execution and its uses in popular medicine.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Linda Wilson

Cold Blood

When his former CO calls in a favour, Nick Stone ends up on a walking trip to the North Pole.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Linda Wilson

Woman of State

It is 1991 and the Troubles are still ongoing in Northern Ireland. Maire Anne McCartney, an 18-year-old girl, is asked by her IRA boyfriend to help with the honey trap of a British Special Branch man.  She agrees to do so when he promises that there will be no violence – a promise that is not kept.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Two Lost Boys

Marion ‘Andy’ Hardy is on death row for the rape and murder of two women. Janet Moodie is preparing a case to convince the courts that he doesn’t deserve to die.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Spy's Daughter

Pearl is an American teenager with a genius-level grasp of developments in artificial intelligence, only recently awakened to her Chinese parents’ plans for her future.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

Ghost Month

When Jing-nan hears that his high school sweetheart has been murdered, he is determined to get an explanation, especially when he gets warned off.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

Ghost Month

When Jing-nan hears that his high school sweetheart has been murdered, he is determined to get an explanation, especially when he gets warned off.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Chris Roberts

A True and Faithful Brother

A wealthy philanthropist disappears from a locked Masonic hall. Lady Detective Frances Doughty is drawn into a case that involves her own family and puts her life at risk.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by John Cleal

Red Earth

A South African woman is carjacked. Police are dealing with the assassination of the American ambassador by a suicide bomber and cannot respond, so helicopter pilot Nia Carras and wildlife researcher Mike Dunn are called in to pursue the vehicle.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by John Cleal

Fever

In a world where the majority of the population has been destroyed by a pandemic, an altruistic academic sets out to build a society free from the pressures of South Africa’s past.


Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by John Cleal

Unforgivable

Terrorists hit a multicultural event in Cardiff and follow up with more bombings. With police resources stretched, DC Will MacReady is unhappy to be assigned to investigate the murder of a girl, but soon realises there is a link between the events.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by John Cleal

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