INSPECTOR ALAN BANKS
England's Yorkshire dales have their bleak moods, but they're not nearly as haunted as those that drive the melancholy head of the Eastvale murder squad. In his 15th procedural, Strange Affair, Banks must plumb his own brooding depths to unravel the disappearance of his brother. The crimes in this series can be grisly, but pleasure comes from watching the nuances of Banks' character rise to the surface.
COMMISSARIO GUIDO BRUNETTI
No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice or the way favoritism and corruption shape Italian life like Leon's Brunetti. Blood from a Stone...