Books published by Viking

The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club meet once a week in the Jigsaw Room at Coopers Chase luxury retirement village to keep their brain cells working by 'solving' cases from long ago. But when the members witness real life murder, they employ all the tricks of their former trades in the race to solve a series of killings.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Viv Beeby

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Maid Frannie Langton tells the story of her life from a slave on a Jamaican sugar plantation to her trial where she’s accused of murdering her English employers.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

The Last

A group of people are holed up in a Swiss hotel when the world as they know it ends.  Historian Jon Keller provides a chronicle of events that unfold in the aftermath of the disaster.

Reviewed on 01 May 2019 by Linda Wilson

A Legacy of Spies

Peter Guillam, formerly of MI6, now retired and living in Brittany, receives a letter from the Circus. It states that an urgent situation has arisen and suggests (meaning ‘insists’) that he come to London immediately.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Prague Nights

Ambitious young doctor Christian Stern arrives in Prague and stumbles on the dead body of  the mistress of the Holy Roman Emperor and is plunged into a world of intrigues and rivalries in a court and country on the verge of a religious war.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by John Cleal

A Very English Scandal

The secret life of of Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberal Party in the 1970s, builds up to a shocking scandal and a court case which rocked the British establishment.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by John Barnbrook

A Delicate Truth

Toby Bell, a rising star in the Foreign Office, comes across information that points to a conspiracy that had involved his own Foreign Minister. He has to decide whether to turn whistle-blower and finds himself in constant danger.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor