Crime Time: new books and recommended reads

The first crop of crime-thrillers of the year is a stunning selection… which bodes well for the rest of 2018. So here are the recent arrivals on our reading shelf. Check out the plot-twisting psychological thrillers, slightly sinister Nordic noir, authentic police procedurals, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, hardboiled and hard-edged black humour, Inspector Montalbano, and…

August Heat: mature Montalbano

This Montalbano investigation is a treasure of modern crime literature. It’s delightful to read; a frothy confection of familiar, entertaining themes wrapped around a darker, poignant and potent core. The only reason August Heat doesn’t score a full 10/10 is because it isn’t very accessible to new readers to the series. It’s the tenth book…