AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD by JOHN LE CARRE

What an interesting read “Agent running in the field” is. Not that one would expect anything less from John Le Carré, but this latest addition to the world of spy fiction has a powerful parallel leitmotiv running through the book, that drives the plot. It is Brexit, and how Britain… Continue reading

AND BROTHER IT’S STARTING TO RAIN by JAKE NEEDHAM

I am a card carrying Jake Needham fan, and of all his wonderful cast of characters, I think Samuel Tay is possibly my favourite. I love Mr.Tay’s outspoken, curmudgeonly take on his home country Singapore, but it was precisely this very fact that slightly marred my enjoyment of the latest… Continue reading

THIS UNITED STATE by COLIN FORBES

Not quite sure how or why I’d never read any Colin Forbes before. Bit of (probably unnecessary) scene -setting before I start. This big, satisfying chunky novel was bought years ago, in a second hand bookshop in Johannesburg, when we lived there, and has travelled back to India with us,… Continue reading

BEAU DEATH by Peter Lovesey

Everyone needs a sister like mine. A voracious reader, Jane generously shares her books, her reading lists, her favourite authors, and has introduced me to many good reads over the years. Latest discovery, via kid sister, is Peter Lovesey, whom I am only just now discovering, decades after everyone else.… Continue reading