Urbane Publications

Books published by Urbane Publications

Cast No Shadow

Young journalist Samantha investigates the story of an Indian hotelier cleared of a rape charge when he is revealed to be a she. The trail takes her into the dangerous Indian underworld, where money always talks – and life is cheap.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by John Cleal

Perdition's Child

Hannah Weybridge investigates the deaths of Australian men who have come to England to search for lost relatives.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by John Cleal

Tight Lies

Daniel Ratchet, a rookie golf agent, discovers that the Russian gas company sponsoring the tournament and fixing results is also on the verge of tying up a mega deal with the British government. Lone wolf ex-SAS man Tom Hunter must save him.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by John Cleal

Veteran Avenue

John Frears visits the US for the funeral of an old military buddy, and finds a connection to a girl whose photo he has been carrying in his wallet for over 30 years.

Reviewed on 03 January 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Lighterman

Barrister Charles Holborne takes on the defence of his cousin Izzy, a river lighterman accused of murder, but finds the job complicated by the enmity of Ronnie Kray.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Chris Roberts

An Honest Man

Criminal barrister Charles Holborne has escaped being framed for murder, but his life and career are in ruins. A major brief offers him a lifeline, but drags him into London’s shadowy underworld.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by John Cleal

Eden Burning

A story of love amid the violence and death of the Troubles, centred on two families on either side of the sectarian divide, who share a dark secret.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by John Cleal

The Brief

Young London barrister Charles Holbourne is arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Is the true culprit amongst those in his chambers who hate him, or someone from his professional work?

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Chris Roberts

Escape to Perdition

Peter Lowe is in the Czech Republic to monitor possible re-integration with Slovakia, but secretly operating to prevent a merger by any means necessary.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Chris Roberts