Black and White Publishing

Books published by Black and White Publishing

Our Little Secrets

The ambitious and hard-bitten DI Janet Hadden seeks help from a gang boss to boost her own career. But in a fast-changing underworld there’s always a price to pay.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal

A Sinner's Prayer

Against his better judgement, JT Ellington is lured back into the murky world of private investigation. But with a sizeable proportion of the bad guys in Bristol after him, even the resourceful JT might finally have met his match

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

Where No Shadows Fall

Formerly a criminal investigator, Superintendent Grace Macallan is desk bound and, unable to stand it any longer, requests a transfer. It so happens that a notorious Glasgow gang member has apparently committed suicide whilst in prison. Grace is given the task of investigating the suicide and compiling a report.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Where No Shadows Fall

Reviewed on 24 July 2019 by


When Scottish PI Allan Linton is hired to find a missing young woman he finds himself in a world of gangsters, people traffickers and murder.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by John Cleal

Black Water

Ten-year-old Jig is recruited into a vicious Dublin street gang. Undercover Garda Shay seeks to save the boy, but puts his own family at risk.

Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by John Cleal

Cause of Death

DCI Grace Macallan and the newly-formed Lothian and Borders Major Crime Team must track down whoever is brutally attacking and now killing prostitutes.

Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by Linda Wilson

Restless Coffins

Bristol 1967. Private investigator JT Ellington receives a tragic telegram that sends him on a journey to Harlem, New Orleans and his native Barbados.

Reviewed on 31 March 2018 by Nicola Hodges

The Damselfly

In a small town in Scotland, a gifted girl is found murdered. And the townspeople are determined to take matters into their own hands.

Reviewed on 16 September 2017 by John Barnbrook

Blood For Blood

Criminal brain Red Dock steals a policeman’s daughter to begin a carefully planned, brutal and barbaric revenge on the family who put him and his twin brother into care.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by John Cleal

Abigale Hall

Two sisters are sent away by their aunt to work at an isolated Welsh mansion. Amongst the dark and cold rooms they are surrounded by rumours of missing maids and a young bride who disappeared before her wedding.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Ewa Sherman

All Through The Night

Bristol private investigator JT Ellington is hired to retrieve some papers stolen from an orphanage, and to find the truth. That’s the part of the job that proves the hardest.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne

The torture and brutal killing of a wealthy spinster in a quiet Scottish seaside town baffles police.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by John Cleal


Journalist Campbell McBride’s true crime book is a success, but at a signing in his home town he is confronted by the father of one of the killers he featured who swears his son’s innocence. McBride re-examines the case when instinct tells him the man is telling the truth.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by John Cleal

Artefacts of the Dead

Critically injured DI Bob Valentine is recalled from convalescence to investigate two horrifying murders. His investigations are hampered by an anxious by-the-book divisional commander and a series of ‘visions’ that leave him doubting his own sanity.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by John Cleal


1965. Bristol. When a young black woman goes missing the police don’t seem particularly interested. But local councillor Earl Linney wants her found, and thinks former Barbados cop JT Ellington is the man for the job.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by Linda Wilson


Sarah Midnight is a demon hunter, caught up in a deadly war and not knowing who to trust: Sean, who’s already lied to her, or the mysterious Nicholas who she knows almost nothing about. If she makes the wrong choice, she could die.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson