Category: police drama

The Engine House by Rhys Dylan

You can bury the bodies, but you can’t hide the truth. When a landslip on Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastal path reveals the harrowing remains of two bodies, ex-DCI Evan Warlow’s quiet retirement is shattered. As the original investigator for the two missing persons eight years before, Evan is recalled to help with what is now a murder inquiry. But as the killer scrambles to cover … Read More The Engine House by Rhys Dylan

My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part four

Here are my favourite eight books of the fourth quarter of 2021. So far this has been a good year for books if for nothing else, so it was a really difficult decision. Please note that there may be books amongst the list that are not published until 2022, but these are books I have read this year and may be ARCs. The Flight of … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part four

Sweet Singing in the Choir by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Here is a special minisode for you this Friday (Christmas Eve)‘Sweet Singing in the Choir’A Christmas Case It’s our friend DI Arthur Meadowes and his long-suffering wife Deirdre again with another exciting tale of burglary and carol singing. Deirdre needs to practice her singing but Arthur has a case to crack. How will it all turn out? I love this pair – I hope … Read More Sweet Singing in the Choir by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

The Murder Mile (Dr. Jo McCready #1) by Lesley Mcevoy

Evil never dies… Forensic Psychologist, Jo McCready is assisting DCI Callum Ferguson on a murder inquiry, when one of her patients is found brutally murdered.  Jo was the last person to see Martha Scott alive. She was helping Martha unlock a repressed memory. But during the session, Jo unlocked more than she bargained for. An alter personality introduced himself as the reincarnation of Jack … Read More The Murder Mile (Dr. Jo McCready #1) by Lesley Mcevoy

Songbird (Jax Diamond Mysteries#1) by Gail Meath

It’s all fun and games, until someone gets killed. Meet Jax Diamond, a sharp, sophisticated, skilled, no-nonsense private detective.  Or is he?  Glued to his side is his canine partner, Ace, a fierce and unrelenting German Shepherd whose mere presence terrorises criminals into submission.  Well, maybe not. But the two of them are a whole lot smarter than they look.  And they have their hands full … Read More Songbird (Jax Diamond Mysteries#1) by Gail Meath

Three Little Girls (Karen Thorpe series #2) by Jane Badrock

Three cold cases. One determined cop.Someone’s playing tricks on Karen at home and at work.When two cold case files about missing girls turn up on her desk, she’s fuming. When a third file arrives…she blows a fuse.  #ThreeLittleGirls @janebadrock @Zooloo’s Book Tours @zooloo2008 #ZooloosBookTours #blogtour Her boss demands she takes holiday leave just as Karen discovers her late father was involved in one of the cases. Now … Read More Three Little Girls (Karen Thorpe series #2) by Jane Badrock

Dark Secrets by Sally Rigby

Dark Secrets: A Cavendish & Walker Novel – Book 11 An uninvited guest…a deadly secret….and a terrible crime. When a well-loved family of five are found dead sitting around their dining table with an untouched meal in front of them, it sends shockwaves throughout the community. Was it a murder suicide, or was someone else involved?   #DarkSecrets @SallyRigby4 #CavendishandWalker Zooloo’s Book Tours @zooloo2008 #ZooloosBookTours #blogtour … Read More Dark Secrets by Sally Rigby

Black Reed Bay by Rod Reynolds

When a young woman makes a distressing middle-of-the-night call to 911, apparently running for her life in a quiet, exclusive beachside neighbourhood, miles from her home, everything suggests a domestic incident. Except no one has seen her since, and something doesn’t sit right with the officers at Hampstead County PD. With multiple suspects and witnesses throwing up startling inconsistencies, and interference from the top … Read More Black Reed Bay by Rod Reynolds

The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #17) by Louise Penny

You’re a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by … Read More The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #17) by Louise Penny

Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

At once a startling, tense psychological thriller, and a sophisticated and twisty police procedural from a rising star in Icelandic literature.When single mother Maríanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, it is assumed that she’s taken her own life – until her body is found on the Grábrók lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. … Read More Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

Dead Man’s Grave by Neil Lancaster

This grave can never be opened.The head of Scotland’s most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery. This murder can never be forgotten.Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone has secrets to hide. They soon realise this murder is part of a blood feud between two … Read More Dead Man’s Grave by Neil Lancaster

The Rule by David Jackson

When you break THE RULE, bad things happen. Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants fish and chips, a chocolate caterpillar cake, and six comics starring his favourite superhero. Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger. #TheRule @Author_Dave   @ViperBooks Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. … Read More The Rule by David Jackson