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 …

Light of the World

James Lee Burke's first Dave Robicheaux novel - The Neon Rain - was a sleek 240 pages. Light of the World - Robicheaux's 20th adventure - clocks in at an eyeball-numbing 550. And once you settle into it, you realise that you're going to feel every single one of them. Robicheaux broods constantly about guilt, …