Books published by Mantle
Investigator Ida Davis is called to New York by her old partner, Michael Talbot, to investigate the brutal slaying of four people in a Harlem flophouse for which his son faces the electric chair. As they delve into the case, Ida and Michael realise the killings are part of a far larger conspiracy.
Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by John Cleal
The Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba’s joint landmark birthdays. But underneath the smiles, tensions are running high. Before the festivities are over two members of the family are missing. Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti must find out what has happened.
Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Ewa Sherman
Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen’s quiet evening is shattered when a young cyclist turns up at his apartment. He has run away from a crime scene but proclaims his innocence, even though he’s in possession of a bloodied knife used to kill a prominent politician.
Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Ewa Sherman
A group of Chicago city leaders is poisoned; a white gangster found dead and mutilated in a poor black area; an heiress vanishes. Pinkerton detectives Michael Talbot and Ida Davis must find the links between the three events which threaten to shake America’s most corrupt city.
Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by John Cleal
A series of burglaries occur in the home town of Inspector Montelbano. During his investigations he meets a young woman, but fact and fiction become mixed up in his mind. Will he be able to solve the mystery of the burglaries before there are any tragic consequences?
Reviewed on 04 April 2015 by Sylvia Maughan
Henry VIII is dying, the jockeying for power has begun and the religious witch-hunts are in full spate. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake finds his life in danger once again as he seeks to recover a radical religious pamphlet written by Catherine Parr.
Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler
1919 and a mad axeman is terrifying New Orleans, America’s most racially mixed and vibrant city. Three very different individuals – a police Lieutenant with his own secrets, a disgraced ex-detective and the mixed-race secretary of a detective agency – set out to track him down.
Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by John Cleal
Inspector Montalbano is short of work – so when a friend asks if a young student might study the inspector’s methods of solving crimes the inspector feels he has no option but to agree. Subsequently he enlists the young student’s help when the crime rate starts to pick up.
Reviewed on 05 March 2014 by Sylvia Maughan