Vanishing Act by Charlie Hodges

Proving that advancing years doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with living a sedate, quiet life, Vanishing Act is a sprightly novel, shot through with dark humour.  It’s not afraid to make light of some social taboos, so it might not be to every reader’s taste … that said, I really enjoyed this satirical murder-mystery.

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Nighthawking by Russ Thomas

Nighthawking is a brilliantly complex crime thriller, packed with twists, powerful visual imagery, and an invigoratingly diverse urban authenticity.  The plot and structure make for a compelling, don’t-look-away-now novel, and as for the cliffhanger … well!

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