Excellent article in the most recent edition of The Spectator (27 November) from Andrew Taylor about the best recent crime thrillers that have urban settings and are well worth having under having under your tree. They are all worthy books for one to have for Christmas as well. In my opinion Andrew Taylor’s own book – The Anatomy of Ghosts should also be on this list . An elegant gothic tale which was recently shortlisted for the 2010 Ellis Peters Award.
According to Publishers Weekly, Juliet Grames at Soho Press has bought three books in Helene Tursten's bestselling Swedish crime series featuring detective Irene Huss. Anneli Høier at Leonhardt & Høier brokered the deal, and Soho plans to start publishing the books in 2012.