From religious conspiracy thriller to Hollywood noir, we’re starting 2018 with a feast of compelling new reads (and new authors)! Our delectable January titles are now available to purchase in the UK using the links below.
MAN ON ICE
by Humphrey Hawksley
It’s Russia vs USA in this tense and twisting thriller.
Rake Ozenna of the elite Eskimo Scouts brings his fiancée, trauma surgeon Carrie Walker, to his remote home island in the Bering Strait, where they are immediately faced with a medical crisis. Then Russian helicopters swarm in. When news breaks of a possible Russian invasion, the only way Rake can save his people is to undertake a perilous mission across the ice. Can he survive long enough to prevent a new world war breaking out?
SIGN OF THE CROSS
by Glenn Cooper
Introducing Harvard professor Cal Donovan in the first of an intriguing new series of religious conspiracy thrillers.
Responding to an urgent summons from the Vatican, Cal Donovan flies to Italy to interview a young priest who has developed the stigmata of the crucifixion, determined to uncover the cause of the mysterious wounds. When Giovanni is kidnapped, Cal comes to realize that the priest holds the key to an earth-shattering secret. Can Cal track him down before an apocalyptic catastrophe is unleashed?
THE LONG SILENCE
by Gerard O’Donovan
A compelling first in a new series of noir mysteries set in Hollywood’s early days.
February, 1922. A leading movie director is murdered, and studio boss Mack Sennett calls in Irish-American investigator Tom Collins. Troubled star Mabel Normand is rumoured to be involved, but she’s gone missing. Collins’ quest leads him through the brutal heart of Prohibition-era Los Angeles to a secret so explosive it must be kept silent at any cost . . .
AGAINST THE LAW
by Jay Brandon
A razor-sharp legal thriller from an exciting new author for Severn House.
Fresh out of prison, former lawyer Edward Hall thinks his days in the courtroom are behind him. Until his sister, Dr Amy Hall, is arrested for murder, accused of shooting the ex-husband with whom she is supposedly reconciled. Edward promises to do everything he can to protect his sister, because she is innocent, isn’t she?
FAKES AND LIES
by Jane A. Adams
Ex-police officer Naomi Blake must uncover the truth when an artist is found dead.
Artist and sometime forger Freddie Jones is found dead, but no one is surprised. Freddie drank heavily and was a lifelong smoker. Only Bee, Freddie’s daughter, is convinced he was murdered. Just before he died, her father confided that he was afraid of something . . . When a prominent gallery owner is murdered and a portfolio of Freddie’s drawings is stolen, it appears Bee could be right. Naomi vows to find out the truth.
THE KILLING SITE
by Caro Peacock
Fans of Victorian mysteries will be enthralled by the new Liberty Lane adventure.
July, 1847. Liberty Lane is kidnapped upon leaving a dinner party. While she tries to execute a plan of escape, her old friends, former street urchin Tabby and groom Amos Legge, are convinced that somebody in the Maynard household, where the dinner party was held, knows something about Libby’s disappearance. But when Tabby keeps watch on the house, she makes a truly shocking discovery . . .
TAGGED FOR MURDER
by Jack Fredrickson
Hard-boiled detective fiction at its best – a gripping new case for Dek Elstrom.
A dead man is found on the top of a box car on an abandoned rail siding. Who was he, and how did he end up there? Paid to photograph the scene, private investigator Dek Elstrom’s photos reveal there’s a witness to the murder, a tagger who’s returned to the scene to paint what he saw, but his work quickly disappears – as does the man who hired Dek. What is it that the mysterious graffiti artist wants the world to know?