Little, Brown

Books published by Little, Brown

How to Kidnap the Rich

Ramesh Kumar scrapes a living in Delhi by exploiting his talent for passing examinations, but when one of his clients does surprisingly well the opportunity for sharing in the rewards is irresistible.

Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by Chris Roberts

Midnight Atlanta

Atlanta 1956. When the black owner of the Atlanta Daily Times is shot and killed, reporter Tommy Smith is determined to find the culprit.

Reviewed on 21 November 2020 by Chris Roberts

Cry Baby

A seven-year-old boy has gone missing while playing with a friend in a wood next to a park, with his mother nearby. A police officer is determined not to have another child’s death on his conscience.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson

Seven Years of Darkness

After tragic events at a remote Korean reservoir, a young man is persecuted wherever he goes. After seven years he receives a package which reveals the truth about the past.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

A Shadow Intelligence

MI6 agent Elliot Kane is brought home in a hurry when an operation is abruptly terminated. He seems to be under suspicion – and then he receives a message from a friend pointing him to a video of himself, a very clever fake.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Chris Roberts

Blood Oath

New York Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper gathers evidence for an accusation of rape of a minor but finds both the victim and herself in danger.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Chris Roberts


Detective Kyoichiro Kaga is a newcomer to the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo but proves to be very effective in unravelling secrets when a woman is found strangled.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by John Cleal

The Lost Man

The death of Australian outback farmer Cameron Bright brings his estranged brother Nathan back to the family home, where there are plenty of unresolved conflicts.

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

Fallen Angel

Amanda has nothing to do with the Temple family, but she is about to uncover their secret, with devastating consequences.

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Broken Ground

The case of a body found in a peat bog is investigated by DCI Karen Pirie of Edinburgh’s Historic Cases Unit.

Reviewed on 01 September 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Good Son

A young man wakes up in his own bed and is confused to find he is covered in blood. Discovery of a body downstairs starts to trigger memories about what has been going on.

Reviewed on 04 August 2018 by Chris Roberts

Blind Defence

Barrister William Benson defends a man accused of the murder of his partner and finds the case extends beyond simple domestic strife to organised criminal activity.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Chris Roberts

Lightning Men

In post-war Atlanta, police on both sides of the racial divide struggle to contain criminals exploiting the tension, especially when family and friends are involved.

Reviewed on 20 January 2018 by Chris Roberts

Insidious Intent

DCI Carol Hill and psychological profiler Tony Hill are up against a forensically aware killer who is determined to stay one step ahead of them, and is succeeding all too well.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Linda Wilson

Since We Fell

Rachel has only a vague memory of a father who left home when she was three, a desertion at the root of her vulnerability. She finds a man prepared to accept her problems, only to discover he is not what he purports to be.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Chris Roberts

Want You Gone

No sooner has reporter Jack Parlabane landed his dream job than he finds himself blackmailed into helping a hacker steal a mysterious prototype from the research and development lab of a company with an equally mysterious history.

Reviewed on 02 August 2017 by Madeleine Marsh

Love Like Blood

The usually strait-laced DI Nicola Tanner teams up with archetypal maverick DI Tom Thorne to investigate a series of killings.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Dry

Policeman Aaron Falk returns to his rural hometown for the funeral of a childhood friend and family. But Falk’s investigation into the recent killings is complicated by another death long ago.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Chris Roberts

Summary Justice

Barrister William Benson defends his first client from an accusation of murder, the crime for which he himself was convicted.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Chris Roberts


When a young black girl, last seen in the car of a white man, is found dead, new black Atlanta policemen Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith go against the rules to investigate.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by John Cleal

Die of Shame

When a member of a therapy group is murdered, DI Nicola Tanner finds the resulting wall of silence hard to penetrate.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Out of Bounds

A DNA test done on a teenage car thief throws up an unexpected connection to a case of rape and murder 22 years ago.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Linda Wilson

Black Widow

A whirlwind romance turns into a nightmare when Diana Jaeger’s husband goes missing after a car accident.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

Splinter the Silence

Carol Jordon, faced with the humiliation of a drink-driving charge, turns to former friend and colleague, Tony Hill, and the pair are soon immersed in a series of apparent suicides due to internet bulling. As ever, it takes Hill to spot the patterns others have missed.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

Death Under a Tuscan Sun

Chief Superintendent Ferrara is dismayed to hear that two dangerous prisoners have escaped from jail in Pisa. Later, a well-known lawyer and his wife are found murdered in their gated community a few miles from Florence.

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Sylvia Maughan

World Gone By

Joe Coughlin is the golden boy of gangsters – but someone is apparently out to kill him. And he thinks he’s being haunted by a strange child-like ghost.

Reviewed on 06 June 2015 by Sharon Wheeler


When a writer is found bludgeoned and strangled, police suspicion falls on a supposed friend, who may have had a powerful motive.

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Bones Beneath

Tom Thorne, newly reinstated to the murder squad, gets landed with a job that he really doesn’t want: accompanying psychopathic murderer Stuart Nicklin to a remote island off the Welsh Coast to look for the body of his first victim.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Death Angel

A body is discovered in a lake in Central Park. The investigation leads Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman into the homeless underbelly of the city and the resolution of a 50-year-old unsolved kidnapping.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Sylvia Wilson

The Dying Hours

Tom Thorne, now busted back into uniform, is convinced that there’s more to a cluster of deaths among the elderly than simply suicides. But he’s the only one who wants to investigate further.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by Linda Wilson