Hodder & Stoughton
Books published by Hodder & Stoughton
When Lady Lavinia Dunnoch is found murdered in the garden of her remote Highand home, detective Dandy Gilver, a guest at the house to discuss the marriage of her son to the victim’s daughter, is faced with a tangled web of lies, deceit and superstition.
Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by John Cleal
An 11-year-old boy is found murdered and mutilated in the small town of Flint City. All the evidence points to Little League Coach Terry Maitland. But there’s as much evidence that he was out of town as there is placing him at the crime scene. How he can be in two places at once?
Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by Madeleine Marsh
Detective Malin Fors investigates cases of two opposing voices: murder of a right-wing extremist and a missing left-wing teenage activist, connected through words and actions, and as soon becomes apparent, also though the mysterious person who made them suffer.
Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Ewa Sherman
George Woodbury is a respected and much-loved teacher who saved his school from the attack of a gunman. He is a pillar of the small community of Avalon until the day he is arrested and accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour with several of his students.
Reviewed on 11 November 2017 by John Barnbrook
Charlie Parker and his two sidekicks, Angel and Louis, appear to have the power to know and intervene in deviant criminal behaviour. They are an unusual force for good. This power serves them well as they investigate cases of missing young girls and pit themselves against the insidious power of The Cut.
Reviewed on 12 November 2016 by John Barnbrook
Gambler and rake Tom Hawkins has survived Marshalsea prison only to be convicted of a murder he did not commit. He’s mixed up in the affairs of two ‘courts’, that of George II and the criminal overlord of London’s grim St Giles. Can any of his friends or patrons save him?
Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by John Cleal
The western Roman empire is collapsing with its rulers relying on unstable alliances with barbarians while fighting among themselves. Three young people hang on the dream that Rome can be great once more, but how can they save it, or themselves?
Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by John Cleal
Five armies meet outside York in July 1644 in a brief, but bloody battle which changed the course of history. Battle-scarred Royalist Major Innocent Stryker must call on all his experience to survive the Parliamentary assault and treachery from his own side.
Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by John Cleal
When a reclusive multi-millionaire businessman with terminal cancer hangs himself, he leaves a hand-written will cutting out his family and leaving the bulk of his money to his black housekeeper. Jake Brigance is appointed to represent his estate, provoking a controversial trial and forcing Ford County to face its unsavoury past.
Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by John Cleal