City of Windows by Robert Pobi

Intricate, pacy and clever, this is a 5-Star thriller. Another book with a recommendation from Lee Child on the cover, and by an author I’d never heard of. But the cover was beguiling so I borrowed it – and I’m really glad I did. Now I’m just asking myself why...

The Darkness Knows

A rather traditional police procedural, but none the worse for that! ‘Arnaldur Indridason is the grand old man of Icelandic noir’ The Times A few in our book group have, over the years, read and enjoyed Arnaldur Indridason’s Inspector Erlendur series, so we were...

The Old Enemy by Henry Porter

Part-espionage, part-thriller and part-political, this is another wonderful story in the Paul Samson series. Sometimes I’ll really miss a book. And I enjoyed The Old Enemy by Henry Porter so much that several days after finishing it I’ve woken up wishing I had more of...

The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter

An attractive student. An older professor. Think you know the story? Think again. This 2021 book from Cara Hunter was a bit of a surprise. It’s number five in a series about a detective inspector, Adam Fawley, and his team based in Oxford. I’m not too keen on lengthy...

A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin

There’s something irresistible about John Rebus I’d waited so long to get a copy of A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin from the library that the paperback had been published by the time I did. This is the latest Rebus novel, which was published in hardback last...