Fiction – August 2019

Here are the fiction books I read in August. This time, I’m being lazy and doing single sentence reviews.

Hamburg in 1948 is the setting for a crime novel featuring German survivors of the war (including regular police) dealing with a broken economy, British rule, and the discovery of a long dead body in a building that wasn’t killed by enemy action.

The death of a friend of Sergeant William South – a policeman on the quiet Kent coast who knows what it takes to kill – puts him on the trail and in the spotlight.

Nils Shapiro’s hunt for a missing girl leads to him being under fire, and undertaking a challenging race against time in a town that may have more secrets than people.

Clever story of a detective (PT Marsh) called to a murder case and discovering the victim was someone he beat up the night before, leaving his prints all over the crime scene.