Point Blank


Books published by Point Blank

Red Snow

The tiny frozen Swedish town of Gavrik is dominated by the liquorice factory, source of employment but also some weirdness, and a long history of unexplained deaths.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Syndicate

1947. A notorious New York mobster is murdered in Hollywood. Jonathan Craine, a retired Los Angeles policeman, is blackmailed into taking on the task of finding his killer.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru

Edgar Allan Poe believes his family may again be under threat from the past as an influx of immigrants disrupts traditional city life. When a young heiress he is reluctantly helping disappears, he is forced to call for help from his French detective friend the Chevalier C Auguste Dupin. 

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by John Cleal

Strange Fascination

A stone with an old legend is about to cause major problems for the locals in the village of Adders Fork.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Anthea Hawdon

A Brush with Death

Artist Susie Mahl is a guest at the country seat of the Earl of Greengrass when her host is murdered in the parish churchyard. With the local police baffled, she applies her eye for detail and her natural inquisitiveness to uncover the killer.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by John Cleal

Back Up

When all four members of a rock band die within a few days, the police seem strangely disinterested. A man who may be able to shed some light on the matter is apparently unable to communicate.

Reviewed on 04 August 2018 by Chris Roberts

Last Instructions

Rogue agent 10483 emerges from a nine-year coma to finalise his plans for revenge against The Organisation, plans which include setting off a nuclear device.

Reviewed on 04 August 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Parentations

In Iceland there is a secret pool from which, if you drink, you gain immortality. In London, two elderly sisters have their lives changed permanently by contact with a family who are protecting a baby born of immortal parents.

Reviewed on 04 August 2018 by John Barnbrook

A Brush with Death

Artist Susie Mahl is a guest at the country seat of the Earl of Greengrass when her host is murdered in the parish churchyard. With the local police baffled, she applies her eye for detail and her natural inquisitiveness to uncover the killer.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Cleal

Damnation

Former Swiss police special ops detective Tom Winter faces an international plot to dominate the world’s financial markets and opponents who will stop at nothing to achieve their goal.

Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by John Cleal

The Hermit

When police find an abandoned car with a body of a small boy in a cardboard box on the back seat, they want to close the investigation quickly. Erhard, an old Danish recluse and a taxi driver on the island of Fuerteventura, decides to solve the murder.

Reviewed on 03 March 2018 by Ewa Sherman

Strange Sight

Ghostly sightings, mysterious writing and blood flowing from a chandelier lead up to the murder of a chef in an upmarket London restaurant.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Anthea Hawdon

Dark Pines

Tuva Moodyson, a deaf local paper reporter, dreams of a story that could make her career. Two bodies, their eyes cut out, copies of three unsolved murders 20 years before, give her the chance – and plunge her into secrets and fear in the dark forests.


Reviewed on 20 January 2018 by John Cleal

Siracusa

Two American couples go on holiday together. Their friendship begins to disintegrate almost immediately and death is the result.

Reviewed on 20 January 2018 by Sylvia Maughan

The Soldier's Curse

Gentleman convict Hugh Monserrat must solve the murder of the young wife of his penal colony’s commandant to save the life of his friend, falsely accused of the killing.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by John Cleal

Strange Magic

Rosie Strange has inherited the Essex Witch Museum from her estranged grandfather. She doesn't want it and is determined to sell it but her first visit catapults her into the hunt for the bones of a buried witch, a crusade to save the life of a young boy and the uncovering of satanic worship.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by John Barnbrook

Elle

Michelle has been raped and knows that the incident should have upset her more than it did, but she has other problems, both personal and work-related, and has to find a way to cope with them.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Three Envelopes

A notebook held by a law firm for ten years before its delivery reveals a terrifying pattern of mass murders and a pitiless perpetrator who has not finished yet.

Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Pictures

LAPD detective Jonathan Craine has spent a career keeping the stars of Hollywood out of trouble, but finds there are limits to his willingness to look the other way.

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by Chris Roberts

Ghosts of the Desert

Anthropologist Norman is in the Utah desert studying ghost towns when he is made prisoner by a tribe of outcasts whose moral code horrifies but whose outlook he finds ultimately compelling.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Chris Roberts

French Concession

In a small French enclave in 1931 Shanghai, gangsters, revolutionaries and spies rub shoulders, and life can get very complicated.

Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Chris Roberts