The Blue Tango by Eoin McNamee is based on the 1952 killing of a Northern Ireland judges’s daughter. Beautifully written, it effortlessly meanders around the events and characters. It’s a terrific read and is highly recommended.
A visit to Skoob Books, which is less than 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross, turned up five novels including a Cornell Woolrich novel Rendezvous in Black. It would have been really great if I had managed to find his 1941 novel The Black Curtain which has disappeared from my shelves and which I’d love to read again. If you borrowed it from me, can I have it back, please?
Skoob Books is a great place to find secondhand books, though at £4-£5 for a novel it’s not as cheap as Oxfam Books.