Books published by Corvus

The Favour

Ada Howell, brought up in a large old house somewhere in Wales, constantly tries to live up to her start in life. So much so that even the death of a fellow student on a trip to Italy doesn’t change her ambition, until reality is revealed.

Reviewed on 22 January 2022 by Sylvia Maughan

The Diplomat's Wife

Eighteen-year-old Hugh agrees to drive his grandmother on a last tour of places she had lived as a young diplomatic wife and is plunged into a dark world of spying and danger.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by John Cleal

The Nothing Man

Eve Black and Jim Doyle are on a collision course for the second time in Eve’s life. But now it is Eve doing the hunting.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Viper

Two bodies are found murdered in a remote area of the countryside near Florence. Sandro Cellini is called back into his old police department as a consultant.  He knows why, but is he strong enough to be able to help?

Reviewed on 22 May 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

The Last Snow

Liv Björnlund leads a lonely existence with her teenage son and elderly father in a small, isolated village, far away in northern Sweden. When her father is killed, gossip about their dilapidated house and apparent hidden fortune intensifies as police search for the killer.

Reviewed on 24 April 2021 by Ewa Sherman

The Girl From Widow Hills

Arden left the story that defined Widow Hills, even though she was the story. She even left her name. But two decades later, her past is shadowing her, and her life is in danger once again.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Launch Code

An order for a nuclear first strike in the paranoia of the 1980s Cold War threatens world apocalypse. Thirty-five years later, as a writer threatens to reveal what really happened, the family of a key player in the drama is threatened by unknown forces trying to keep the incident secret.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

The Last House Guest

A year ago Sadie’s death was said to be suicide. But Avery knows it won’t be long before they accuse her of her friend’s murder.

Reviewed on 13 June 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor


Andrew watches the woman’s savage murder in one of his holiday cottages, but he tells no one.

Reviewed on 11 April 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Grave for Two

High-flying lawyer Selma Falck has lost everything because of her former client Jan Morell, and her own recklessness. Now Morell wants her to clear the name of his daughter Hege, an elite cross-country skier accused of doping. Selma has no choice but to search for the truth.

Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by Ewa Sherman

Hudson's Kill

As New York City expands, black and Irish gangs fight for control and speculators gamble fortunes. When a young girl is found butchered, Marshal Justy Flanagan and his friend Kerry O’Toole, penetrate a shadowy community and must fight to save the city – and their own lives.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by John Cleal

The Silver Road

In a remote part of northern Sweden the lives of two people become intertwined. Lelle keeps searching for his teenage daughter Lina who had vanished without a trace three years ago. Meja has just moved to the area with her mentally unstable mother.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Ewa Sherman

Gallowstree Lane

The death of a young gang member sparks off an investigation that threatens to collide with a long-running covert operation.

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

Jar of Hearts

Geo kept a secret for 14 years – one that destroyed her childhood and eventually sent her to prison. She has served her time, but the destruction is far from over.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The French Girl

When they find a girl’s body ten years after she disappeared, Kate Channing’s memories and friendships unravel in a dark place.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Wanderer

Magnus Jonson is an American Icelander newly returned to the Reykjavik police force. He’s called to investigate the murder of a young Italian tourist found at a sacred church in northern Iceland.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Ewa Sherman

Perfect Match

Soloman’s sister is in a coma, and he knows this was no accident. But the police don’t believe him. Or don’t want to.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Death Message

The last time DS Sarah Collins came across DC Lizzie Griffiths, she was investigating her for possible professional misconduct. Now the two women have to find out if they can work together.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Linda Wilson


Clémence is asked by her aged great aunt to look after an old friend, an octogenarian, who has lost his memory in a fall and is living in an isolated cottage in the Scottish Highlands. Helping him find his lost memories opens many unwelcome doors.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by John Barnbrook

The Stolen Child

Evie is the stolen child, the little girl artist Zoe Morley and her husband Ollie adopted. The little girl whose father wants her back.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

All of a Winter's Night

Exorcist Merrily Watkins knows that Aidan Lloyd’s funeral was too perfunctory and too impersonal. But what she doesn’t know is how to put things right to enable the dead man to sleep easily in his grave.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Linda Wilson

Promises of Blood

Lawyer Daniel O’Connell is distracted from a client’s unusual bequest when his friend Gabe is accused of a knifing, a crime he strongly denies.

Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Chris Roberts

Friends of the Dusk

A severe storm uncovers an unusual burial near the cathedral in Hereford and brings problems for Frannie Bliss, while Merrily Watkins has to contend with a modernising bishop.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Stolen Ones

When a sheriff’s deputy is shot, and the girl found over the body speaks no English, Kirk Stevens is nearby and is called in to help.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Chris Roberts

Kill Fee

When a billionaire is gunned down, police get a good look at the shooter, but his dead eyes and slack face strike them as very odd.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Chris Roberts

Nothing Sacred

Lawyer Daniel Connell helps out an old girlfriend and finds himself landed with a new client, one who won’t take no for an answer.

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Professionals

When four friends carrying out a kidnap operation run into trouble, agents Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere are hot on their trail.

Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Chris Roberts

Criminal Enterprise

Carter Tomlin is a man driven to bank robbery when he loses his job, but finds it a thrill and his ambition soon becomes overwhelming.

Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Amber Fury

Alex is anxious to escape past events, and takes a job as a drama therapist at a pupil referral unit in Edinburgh.  Using her love of Greek tragedy, she slowly gets through to a group of troubled 15-year-olds, but perhaps the children are taking the stories too much to heart.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

The Magus of Hay

The discovery of an old man’s body at the foot of a waterfall looks like it could have been an accident, but DI Frannie Bliss isn’t so sure, and when he sees the contents of the dead man’s home, he calls in diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, for a second opinion.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson