Books published by Zaffre Publishing
When a visitor to Windsor Castle is found dead in suspicious circumstances, everyone hopes the investigation can be wrapped up before it hits the press. But when the police and MI5 seem no nearer to a solution, the Queen has to take time out of her day job to make some enquiries of her own.
Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Linda Wilson
Detective Sergeant Jane Tennison is posted to the Sweeney, the Flying Squad, rocked by corruption allegations and notoriously misogynistic. She must not only prove herself to her male colleagues, but also tackle some of London’s most vicious armed robbers.
Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by John Cleal
Psychological profiler Hanne and her partner investigator Peter arrive in an isolated town in dense forests to investigate a cold case. She tries to keep her dementia secret, writing everything in a diary. Within days the couple vanishes, adding to the tensions between local inhabitants, police and the refugees relocated to the area.
Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Ewa Sherman
Tom Killgannon is asked to do one last undercover job, to get close to convicted child killer Noel Cunningham in Blackmoor prison and ensure he reveals the burial sites of his last two victims. He’s told the job will be straightforward. He was lied to.
Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson
1612. Fleetwood Shuttleworth, the mistress of Gawthorpe Hall, is pregnant for the fourth time. Her previous three pregnancies have all ended in miscarriage. Fleetwood needs the help of young midwife Alice Gray, but in an atmosphere of suspicion and fear, Fleetwood stands to lose her friend, her baby and her life.
Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Linda Wilson
Professor Tom Wilde of Cambridge University is in France on holiday with his fiancée Lydia when he is approached by a man who at first sight appears to be a beggar. It turns out, however, that he has been in touch with one of Wilde’s former students who had gone off to join the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and is now held in a French prison camp. He urges Wilde to do all he can to free him.
Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Arnold Taylor
Kate Cartwright, a woman with special gifts, is invited by armaments millionaire Lord Francis Highmount and his wife to join a party on their isolated island to take part in a seance to contact their sons killed in World War I. As the guests arrive, it becomes clear each has something to hide – and soon one will be savagely murdered.
Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by John Cleal
Terrorists hit a multicultural event in Cardiff and follow up with more bombings. With police resources stretched, DC Will MacReady is unhappy to be assigned to investigate the murder of a girl, but soon realises there is a link between the events.
Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by John Cleal