Crime Time: new books and recommended reads

What’s new in crime fiction? This month’s selection of recent releases and forthcoming titles includes serial killers, American noir, Scandi crime, British coppers, a classic locked room mystery, punishing pulp fiction, an intriguing art investigation and a Cold War spy story; broken homes, an unfaithful husband and a dead wife; flashbacks to the Roaring Twenties…

The Borrowed: murder in Hong Kong

The recent history of Hong Kong is scrutinised in this series of interlocking stories, which revolve around an obsessive, analytical investigator. The Borrowed is an ambitious concept: a blend of social history, moral quandaries, political commentary and golden-age style murder-mysteries. Author Chan Ho-Kei has crafted six semi-independent novellas which form a single coherent narrative. Then,…