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.

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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

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

A loan from Steffi, and a readable mix of two distinct habitats on the coast of North Carolina – the marsh, and the town, and the experiences of Kya, the Marsh Girl.

Poems by Amanda Hamilton are interspersed throughout the story, which I found increasingly irritating. But their presence was justified by the end.

Author page: Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens