A couple from Mick Herron this week.
I love Herron's Slough House - Jackson Lamb series, but he's written a lot more than that - three standalone novels and four with PI Zoe Boehm.
From what I've read from Herron so far Slough House stuff only, he's the kind of writer who could entertain me with his shopping list.
The Marylebone Drop (2018),
The List (2015)
Dead Lions (2013)
Slow Horses (2010)
Smoke and Whispers (2009)
When a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads to Newcastle for a closer look. She identifies the dead woman as private detective Zoë Boehm, but putting a name to the corpse only raises further questions. Did Zoë kill herself, or did one of her old cases come back to haunt her? Why was she wearing a jacket a murderer had stolen years before? And what's brought Sarah's sparring partner, Gerard Inchon, to the same broken down hotel? Coincidence is an excuse that soon looks pretty unconvincing. Sarah can't leave until she's found the answers to her questions, however dangerous they might turn out to be.
Nobody Walks (2015)
Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead.
Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking dope. Now, for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home, to find out the truth about his son's death.
But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town. He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody really just walks away.