5 crime paperbacks
- Natasha Cooper A Poisoned Mind
The ninth in the Trish Maguire series with two literally explosive plots running side by side. Pocket.
- Lee Weeks The Trafficked
Dubbed the female James Paterson, this one features kidnapped kids in Hong Kong and burnt corpses in London. Avon.
- Xavier Marie Bonnot The First Fingerprint
A French mystery merging history, myth and murder with bits of Shamanism and cannibalism chucked in for very good measure. Quercus.
- David Stone The Orpheus Deception
International espionage, state-sponsored cover-ups and lots of chasing about with 'the cleaner', Micah Dalton. Penguin.
- Gavin Esler A Scandalous Man
The Newsnight guy with a Michael Dobbs-esque thriller with lashings of scandal, politics, sex and intrigue of a general, as well as specific, nature. Harper.