Raven Books

Books published by Raven Books

The Cove

Two couples, each with two kids, go on an island holiday together. Tensions between them surface early and matters are tested further by island politics and monsoonal weather.

Reviewed on 22 July 2022 by John Verpeleti

The Butcher of Berner Street

Leo Stanhope receives an anonymous letter luring him to a disreputable penny gaff with the promise of a murder only to find it is a calculating publicity stunt. Then the perpetrator of the stunt is found dead but things are not a simple as Leo first believes.

Reviewed on 25 June 2022 by Linda Wilson

Post Mortem

Elliot Rook QC and his protege Zara represent clients who have become the victim of a vicious campaign for supremacy by a London drug tsar.

Reviewed on 23 October 2021 by Chris Roberts

One Half Truth

DI Zigic and DS Ferreria must investigate the late-night shooting of a young, would-be journalist and then find themselves caught in a long-running saga of revenge and high-level corruption.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by John Cleal


Three students are seized by a mob, beaten and then burned to death with petrol-filled tyres around their necks. Philip Taiwo is asked to explain this mob violence.

Reviewed on 24 April 2021 by Chris Roberts

The Devil and the Dark Water

Does the devil haunt a ship bound from Indonesia to Holland? Soldier Arent Hayes must find out.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by John Cleal

Bone China

Nurse-companion Hester Why flees London for a position at the lonely Morvoren House on a desolate Cornish clifftop where she finds herself faced with a dark and dangerous situation linked to events of 40 years before.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Cleal

The Dead Line

Journalist Casey Benedict, alerted to the possibility of a horrific trade in babies, embarks on a dangerous investigation.

Reviewed on 23 May 2020 by John Cleal

I Will Miss You Tomorrow

A damaged ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske has just left prison, his life in tatters. He is asked to find a young man, Rasmus, who has disappeared off the North Norwegian coast. Rasmus is the cousin of Frei, the woman that Thorkild still loves but whom he has accidently killed.

Reviewed on 23 May 2020 by Ewa Sherman

Between Two Evils

When a doctor at an women’s detention centre is murdered, there are no immediate suspects but plenty of people who seem to be putting roadblocks in the way of the latest investigation for Peterborough cops DI Zigic and DS Ferreira.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Flower Girls

Hazel’s past is about to rear its ugly head, because little Georgie Greenstreet has gone missing.

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Elliot Rook, QC, is asked to represent a racist bigot accused of murder and finds it difficult to refuse – his client knows well the skeletons in Rook’s closet.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Chris Roberts

Never Have I Ever

Amy has the perfect family and a quiet life. But her new neighbour’s nasty little game might just destroy that.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Anarchists' Club

When a woman’s body is found in a shallow grave with Leo Stanhope’s address in her purse, the resulting investigation threatens Leo’s carefully guarded secret.

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

To the Lions

Reporter Casey Benedict eavesdrops a conversation in a London club and investigates the apparent suicide of a wealthy young man. Her hunt leads her from St Tropez to the Middle Eastern deserts – and the darkest corners of the human mind.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by John Cleal

The Corset

Prison visitor Dorothea Truelove hears a chilling story of brutality and the supernatural from a young seamstress accused of murder.

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by John Cleal

The House on Half Moon Street

Leo Stanhope, a coroner’s assistant in Victorian London, is searching for the murderer of Maria, the woman he loved. But Leo’s investigations will endanger both his life and the secret he has to keep at all costs for Leo was born Charlotte.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Silent Companions

Widow Elsie Bainbridge is held in an asylum, pending possible trial for murder by arson. A doctor attempts to unravel her mental problems and finds a link to her home’s dark past.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Cleal

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The homecoming daughter of an aristocratic house is shot dead – every night! One of the guests must solve this mystery, but is handicapped as he wakes up in a different body, either guest or staff, each day.

Reviewed on 03 March 2018 by John Cleal

This Is How It Ends

Molly and Ella are bound together by more than years of friendship. They’re now accomplices in covering up a fatal accident.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Linda Wilson

The River at Night

Instead of their usual trip to a beach resort, Win Allen allows her friend Pia to talk her and two other friends into a rafting trip down a river in the depths of the Maine wilderness.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Linda Wilson