Books published by Harper

Stone Cold Heart

When a young woman is found dead not long after a party, there’s not exactly a shortage of possible suspects for DS Cat Kinsella to wade through.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Rule of Fear

Sergeant Jack King is destined for higher things but, for now, his job is to bring some much-needed law and order to the notorious Grove Wood estate.

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by Linda Wilson


Renegade monk, philosopher and heretic Giordano Bruno is caught in the middle of political and religious strife when he investigates the murder of a friend.

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by John Cleal

The Drowning Child

FBI Special Agent Ren Bryce is called to Tate, Portland, when 12-year-old Caleb Veir is reported missing, but the locals are reluctant to spill their secrets.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Chris Roberts

Killing Kate

Kate is away on holiday when the first woman is killed. But the second victim is too close for comfort, in every way.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The 3rd Woman

When her younger sister is found dead, apparently from an OD, investigative reporter Madison Webb refuses to accept the official verdict and begins her own inquiries. These lead her into a dangerous web of state and international politics, greed and corruption.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by John Cleal

The Ice Child

In the frozen forest a traumatised semi-naked girl wanders aimlessly. When she finally reaches a road, the approaching car fails to stop. The accident leaves the police and the local community completely shaken.

Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by Ewa Sherman


When police officer David Sarac awakes from a violent car accident in Stockholm he realises that everybody, including his friends and enemies, is searching for Janus, the informant he’s handling.

Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by Ewa Sherman

The Invisible Guardian

The discovery of a teenage girl strangled and displayed in a Basque forest awakens fears in the local village that a spirit of the forest is at work. Local-born Inspector Amaia Salazar is put in charge of the case, but has her own demons to fight.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Chris Roberts

My Name Is N

Ernst Grip of the Swedish Security Police is summoned to the USA to interrogate a prisoner, accused of involvement in the terrorist attack. Then he meets the man called N.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Ewa Sherman

Saint Odd

Odd Thomas has returned to his home town of Pico Mundo, where the carnival is back and with it the Gypsy Mummy. Now another attack on the town is imminent, and Odd plans to stop it.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Madeleine Marsh

The English Spy

A terrorist plants a bomb on a luxury motor yacht, killing all on board including a popular princess of the British Royal Family. MI5 turns for help to Gabriel Allon of the Israeli Intelligence Services.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The Price of Blood

Queen Emma of Normandy, threatened by Viking invasions, a brutal and unstable husband and enemies at court, struggles to defends both her children and her crown.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by John Cleal

The Bone Tree

Dr Tom Cage is on the run, charged with the killing of the woman who was once his nurse. In his attempts to find him, his son Penn stirs up dark secrets from Louisiana’s and America’s violent and racist past.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by John Cleal

The Invention of Fire

Sixteen corpses have been dumped in a London midden bearing wounds not seen before. John Gower, poet and trader in secrets, investigates despite official reluctance and struggles against failing vision, deception and treachery to prevent an even more devastating massacre.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by John Cleal

A Colder War

When the chief of Station in Ankara is killed in a plane crash, the Head of MI6 asks Thomas Kell to investigate. Kell, a previously disgraced agent, sees this as an opportunity to rehabilitate himself, but it soon becomes clear that a mole is at work.

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Flesh and Blood

On Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, her plans are disrupted by the shooting of a musician outside his house – and there are similarities to two recent unsolved murders in New Jersey.

Reviewed on 01 August 2015 by Sylvia Wilson

Robin Hood Yard

Reporter John Steadman and his lifelong friend Detective Constable Matt Turner investigate a series of brutal sexually perverted killings against a background of approaching war.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by John Cleal

Natchez Burning

Klu Klux Klan killings from the 1960s resurface to claim new victims and leave ex-prosecutor Penn Cage facing a son’s worst nightmare with his father accused of murder. Attempts to clear his name unearth new secrets, and in a town where the past is never truly buried, those secrets turn lethal.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by John Cleal


A smell and strange noises come from an apartment in LA. Inside are a fully grown Bengal tiger and a dead body, but it is clear that the victim was murdered by a human.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

Odd Apocalypse

Odd Thomas has found refuge in a crumbling mansion in Santa Barbara, along with his closest friends both living and dead. But the house is a place of terrible secrets, and there is a strange and frightening presence waiting.

Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by Madeleine Marsh