Crime Time: new books and recommended reads

  As autumn approaches so the evenings lengthen – hurrah! More time to curl up on the sofa with a good book. Here’s a stack of them; cracking crime fiction including the great American novel, medical murders, literary fiction and historical investigations: private eyes, dodgy detective, thrillers, killers and all-action assassins, from world-class writers and…

Eeny Meeny: a calculating commercial thriller

Author MJ Arlidge throws just about every modern crime-writer’s cliché into the mix for this first book in the contemporary Britcrime series featuring DI Helen Grace. And he (maybe she, although I doubt it) demonstrates considerable skill in pushing those buttons at just the right moments to create a rattling read – albeit one which…