Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd

Books published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd

The City When It Rains

Freelance photographer Corman shoots pictures of the scene after a girl falls from a fifth-floor window. He follows up her life story and comes to understand his own life.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Chris Roberts

Black Knight In Red Square

In 1980s Moscow, Inspector Rostnikov and his two assistants battle a terrorist determined to impose a bloody embarrassment on the Soviet State.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Boy Who Killed Demons

When Henry Dudlow was 13, he started to see demons. Now he’s 15 and a half and knows that something needs to be done about them, but it’s not easy when you’re the only person who can see them.

Reviewed on 08 May 2015 by Linda Wilson

Mortal Bonds

Jason Stafford is recruited by the family of a hugely wealthy fraudster who has just died in prison. His accounts just don’t seem to make sense and his family is convinced that a vast amount of money has been hidden away. Jason’s task is to locate it.

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Act of Fear

A girl is murdered, a policeman on the beat is robbed of everything he carries, and a man goes missing. Dan Fortune is hired to find the man and tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Chris Roberts

Young Philby

Kim Philby fled Beirut aboard a Russian ship that sailed so hurriedly it left much of its cargo on the dockside. Cleared by a British inquiry through lack of evidence, the former senior intelligence liaison officer in Washington had spied for the Communists for more than 30 years. 

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by John Cleal

A Nasty Piece of Work

Lemuel Gunn has been forcibly retired by the CIA and is seeking to make a living as a private detective. Enter the alluring Ornella Neppi who asks him to locate a man called Emilio Gava, a drug dealer who she suspects is about to jump the $125,000 bail posted by her uncle. Needing the money and sexually attracted to her, he agrees.

Reviewed on 06 September 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Alvarez Journal

Detective Gabe Wager and his rookie partner get a tip-off which puts them on the trail of a massive shipment of heroin, but the smugglers are smart and Wager must use all his skills to close the case.

Reviewed on 09 August 2014 by John Cleal

Dry Bones

Fintan Dunne is part of a wartime OSS operation in Slovakia that never had any chance of success. During his escape from the country he comes across survivors from Auschwitz, an encounter that is to return to haunt him years later.

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Black Fridays

Jason Stafford, an outstanding Wall Street trader, has just been released from prison, having been found guilty of fixing the books. He is unemployable in his former capacity and is grateful when the head of an investment firm asks him to look into problems caused by a trader who has recently died.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Arnold Taylor