Crème de la Crime

Books published by Crème de la Crime

Death on Demand

Norfolk DI Peter Shaw would rather be surfing, but he has to deal with the murder of a 100-year-old woman, threatened unrest on a pilgrimage and the murky history of an almost-derelict estate.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

Walking By Night

A young woman insists she has seen a dead body down an alleyway – but when police investigate, there’s nothing there. DI Joe Plantagenet is inclined to believe her, though.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

The Cinderella Killer

Struggling actor Charles Paris finds himself investigating a dead body under a pier and the disappearance of a dancer amidst shambolic rehearsals for a panto.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

A Price to Pay

DC Iona Khan and her colleagues seem to be one step behind as they investigate the death of a man in his computer shop and the case of a girl leaping to her death from a motorway bridge.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Child's Play

DI Sarah Quinn is faced with an unhelpful mother and an interfering TV reporter as she investigates the kidnap of a Birmingham schoolgirl.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Funeral Owl

Philip Dryden is now editor of The Crow newspaper – and finds himself hurtling around the Fens covering murders, lethal alcohol, the disappearance of a teenager and the theft of metal which has dangerous consequences.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

The Black Life

Aron Samuel was thought killed to have been in the Holocaust. When he is sighted in Thessaloniki, Alex Mavros is hired to trace him. His involvement will uncover a history of survival and revenge in the past, but also conspiracy and murder that are very much in the present day.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Anthea Hawdon


Journalist Philip Dryden is told by police that his father has been killed in a car crash - except, he drowned 35 years previously

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Sharon Wheeler