The House of Four – Barbara Nadel

The House of Four - Barbara Nadel
The House of Four – Barbara Nadel

Back to Istanbul for more investigations in the company of Inspectors Ikmen and Süleyman and their police colleagues.

Always a great read – this one kept me turning the pages until almost midnight – and Barbara Nadel also shows you the social, religious and political tensions at play in modern Turkey. In The House of Four we get some late Ottoman history too.

Publisher page: The House of Four – Barbara Nadel

Big Sky – Kate Atkinson

Big Sky - Kate Atkinson
Big Sky – Kate Atkinson

Jackson Brodie is back, and back in the north east. A 21st century tale of young women being lured to the UK with the promise of a good job, and being forced into prostitution.

It is the world we live in, but choose not to see.

But it’s not all hard reading. Big Sky also shows us choices that some women can make, and the choices men make in response.

Author page: Big Sky – Kate Atkinson

A Capitol Death – Lindsey Davis

A Capitol Death - Lindsey Davis
A Capitol Death – Lindsey Davis

Flavia Albia is called upon to investigate the mysterious death of Gabinus, a transport manager who turns out to be a decidedly unpopular man all round …. although possibly not quite as unpopular as paranoid Emperor Domitian, for whom all of Rome  – and plenty of Romans from outside the Imperial City – are preparing a Double Triumph.

Author page: A Capitol Death – Lindsey Davis

Pandora’s Boy – Lindsey Davis

Pandora's Boy - Lindsey Davis
Pandora’s Boy – Lindsey Davis

Made in Chelsea rewound to run in 1st Century Rome, as the offspring of the wealthy residents of The Quirinal Hill indulge in gossip, love affairs and love potions, expensive meals at fancy restaurants and parties.

There’s also a lettuce seller and a statue of Egyptian fertility god, Min – inspired by an evening at the Ashmolean Museum.

Author page: Pandora’s Boy – Lindsey Davis