Some recent books that I have read and loved.
by Howard Cunnell
This is a great novel and unlike almost anything else published in the UK this year – or last for that matter. Art and class meet with commerce and gentrification. The Irish Times has already called it one of the books of the year. The Financial Times, to an updated Robin Hood.
by S.A. Cosby
The follow up to Blacktop Wasteland, one the debut crime novels of last year. A belter.
by David Joy
Andre Deutsch hardcover
David Joy is one of my favourite contemporary American writers and this is a terrific crime and circumstance novel, see above.
by Charlotte Wood
Weidenfeld and Nicolson hardcover
One of my favourite novels of last year when it was published in hardback. Tough love in abundance. Very much Elizabeth Strout territory.
by Garry Disher
I love this series of novels by Garry Disher, of which this is the first of three published in this country. Australian outback noir, that gets better with each one.