The Secret Adversary (1922) – Agatha Christie

This week’s Agatha Christie novel, her second, introduced me to characters I’d never met before. I was aware of Poirot (in fact he was the only character of hers I did read when I was originally introduced to her books as a child), Miss Marple, of course, but I had never heard of Tommy and…

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (2015) – Erik Larson

  Erik Larson first came to my attention with his brilliant book, The Devil in the White City, which I reviewed here. It was a fascinating account of the Chicago World’s Fair, intercut with one of America’s most villainous serial killers, who lived just a few blocks away, known in the annals of history as…