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A Possibility of Violence: An Inspector Avraham Avraham Novel - D.A. Mishani, Todd Hasak-Lowy

A suspicious device is found inside a suitcase near a nursery in Holon, Tel Aviv. The children are taken to safety; a man is caught fleeing the scene. Then comes the phone call:'the suitcase is only the beginning.' And it is. Chaim Sara's son is glad n

That They May Face the Rising Sun - John McGahern

That They May Face the Rising Sun was the last novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland's greatest novelists. Joe and Kate Ruttledge have come to Ireland from London in search of a different life. In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in

The Search Warrant - Patrick Modiano

'Missing a young girl, Dora Bruder, 15, height 1.55m, oval-shaped face, grey-brown eyes, grey sports jacket, maroon pullover, navy blue skirt and hat, brown gym shoes. All information to M. and Mme Bruder, 41 Boulevard Ornano, Paris.' The author chanced u

I Refuse - Per Petterson

`Tommy. How long have we been friends?' `All of our lives,' Tommy said. `I can't remember us ever not being friends. When would that have been.' Jim said. `I think it could last the rest of our lives,' he said carefully, in a low voice. `Don't you think.'

I Refuse by Per Petterson, review: 'anguished precision'

The Norwegian novelist Per Petterson has written the same novel again and again, and that's a good thing, says Catherine Taylor

That They May Face The Rising Sun by John McGahern, book of a lifetime

I meant to read John McGahern's That They May Face the Rising Sun ages ago but books have a way of finding their moment. I was on holiday, not far from where the novel is set in McGahern's native Leitrim, when I came across a copy in our cottage.

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz, review: 'a fantasia'

A riff on Sherlock Holmes - albeit minus Holmes and Watson - is exciting, quirky and true to the spirit of Conan Doyle, says Jake Kerridge

Antony Horowitz's Sherlock Holmes novel Moriarty can only fall flat

Modern 're-interpretations' of classic works such as Sherlock Holmes and PG Wodehouse miss the point: the originals are products of their time and writers, says Harry Mount.

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber review astonishing and deeply affecting

Fabers sixth novel, which cuts between Earth and a far-off planet, has a lot of religious, linguistic, philosophical and political freight to deliverBeatrice Leigh is a nurse, an evangelical Christian, a cat owner and an independent and capable woman, not

A Possibility of Violence by DA Mishani, review: 'a welcome sequel'

DA Mishani has created an engaging everyman in his Israeli detective Avraham Avraham, says Jake Kerridge