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By Kelly Rimmer -
In May to July 1970, Charlotte Ainsworth helps her father Noah overcome gaps in memory and answer a question that has haunted him since ...Read Review
By Jake Lamar -
Harlem, 1936. Convinced by his uncle that he possesses unusual musical abilities, Clyde Morton, an impoverished teenage boy, leaves his rural home in Meachum, ...Read Review
By Lee Goldberg -
Calico is a parallel-narrative, time-slip historical thriller in which we meet Beth McDade, a homicide detective in Barstow, California in 2019. Called to the ...Read Review
By H. B. Lyle -
Spy Hunter is the fourth in Lyle’s Irregular series, featuring ‘Wiggins’, super-agent of the newly formed British Secret Service in the early ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
Published 2023Published 2024
Set in 1950s Morocco, amid growing resistance to French rule, The Black Crescent is a novel about family ties, societal change and contrast ...Read Review
By Tom Williams -
British officer James Burke and his sergeant-manservant William Brown have been sent to Lisbon to catch spies. These are Portuguese spies betraying their ...Read Review
By James R. Benn -
May 1942: a German bomber struggles to stay airborne over the coast of Norfolk, England. People from the village of Slewford see or hear ...Read Review
By Tim Glister -
This is a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The book opens with a death on a cargo ship, where an unfortunate crewman ...Read Review
By D. V. Bishop -
This is the third book to feature Cesare Aldo, an officer of Florence’s criminal court. As the title suggests, heat is at ...Read Review
By Matthew Richardson -
Dr Max Archer has never forgotten the injustice of being turned down by the intelligence services as a young man, so now writes ...Read Review
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