Bella Mafia

Lynda La Plante wrote the three Widows series for TV: great characters, blistering dialogue, terrific pace. She followed that up with Prime Suspect, which matched the same high quality over seven series. Both of them featured women as the protagonists, and that added a wonderful new perspective to the crime stories. So when I found …

Beetle Queen

I was never scared of beetles when I was little, but I certainly never saw them as beautiful. Or interesting. But that’s what MG Leonard makes them in this, the follow-up to Beetle Boy. I’m not the first person to say that reading these books makes you want to start collecting beetles – in all …