Tuesday 7 June 2016

Books to Look Forward to from No Exit Press and Oldcastle Books


A daughter disappears in the middle of the night.  What happens in the aftermath of this tragedy – after he search is abandoned, after the TV crews move on to cover the latest horrific incident – is the story of Coyote.  There is a marriage and a detective.  There is a storm, a talk show host, and a roasted boar.  People are murdered and things are hidden.  Coyote skulk in the woods, a man stands by the fence, and a tale emerges within this familiar landscape of the violent unknown.  Coyote is by Colin Winnette.

1 July 1969.  The investiture of the new Prince of Wales.  When Arianwen Hughes is arrested driving with a homemade bomb near Caernarfon Castle her case seems hopeless.  Her brother Caradog, her husband Trevor, and their friend Dafydd are implicated in the plot, the evidence against them damning.  Ben Schroeder’s as a barrister is riding high after the cases of Billy Cottage and Sir James Digby.  But defending Arianwen  will be his greates challenge yet.  Trevor may hold the key to her defence, but he is nowhere to be found.  The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr is by Peter Murphy.


Robert B Parker’s The Devil Wins is by Reed Farrel Coleman. In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man’s, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone’s arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse’s right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It’s up to police chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all these murders are connected . . .


Henk van der Pol is a 30 year term policeman, just for a few months off retirement.  When he finds a woman’s body in Amsterdam Harbour, his detective instincts take over, even though it’s not his jurisdiction.  Warned off investigating the case, Henk soon realises he can trust nobody, as his search for the killer leads to the involvement of senior police officers, government corruption in the highest places, Hungarian people traffickers, and a deadly threat to his own family.  The Harbour Master is by Daniel Pembrey.

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