Books published by HarperCollins
A long time ago an event occurred that had profound consequences for the future, involving a young child who was brought up with certain beliefs that practically determined the course of a life. The consequences of that upbringing eventually become clear.
Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Arnold Taylor
Richard Shakespeare, brother of William, longs to play male parts in the theatre. He turns down the offer of advancement in a new company who want him to steal his brother’s new play, and as a result becomes the object of suspect, arrest and betrayal.
Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Barnbrook
An old Jewish tailor, a survivor of the Nazi death camps, is tortured and killed. He leaves a cryptic message for his granddaughter who is forced to flee with her young son in the company of the mysterious Solomon Creed who believes he must save the boy in order to save himself.
Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by John Cleal
The body of a murdered man is found in the ruins of St Pauls after the Great Fire. Minor civil servant James Marwood, son of a Protestant extremist, is dragged into treacherous waters where he crosses the path of a determined, but vengeful young woman.
Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by John Cleal
The story of artist Tom Adams is told through his Agatha Christie paperback covers from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a variety of other art and illustrations.
Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Linda Wilson
Hercule Poirot is sitting in a coffee house in London when in flies a young woman in a state of panic. Later three bodies are discovered in a local hotel, each carefully laid out in a particular way. Are the two incidents linked? Poirot and sidekick Catchpole from Scotland Yard investigate.
Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Sylvia Maughan
In 1967, Jonah Kirk was eight years old, living in the city in a rented apartment with his mom. He dreams of being a musician but his mom can’t afford lessons. Then one day he is approached by a beautiful women who promises him a piano and gives him dreams.
Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Madeleine Marsh
Renegade monk, philosopher, spy, poet and detective Giordano Bruno, is in Plymouth with his friend, Sir Philip Sidney, on a diplomatic mission. Bruno’s investigations into a murder on Drake’s flagship uncover some of the city’s darkest secrets, but expose him – and the country itself – to mortal danger.
Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by John Cleal
Former Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is still in prison for the murder of his brother, a crime he didn’t commit, but a killer from his past has stuck again, and Ash’s particular brand of skills are needed on the outside. But can he stay out of the clutches of the vengeful Mrs Kerrigan?
Reviewed on 22 March 2014 by Linda Wilson