It seems we haven't got somewhere to discuss what we're reading – so I thought I'd start a thread.
I've recently finished reading Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park. A thriller set predominantly in Moscow in the 1970s, it features the debut of Arkady Renko, a Soviet investigator, who finds himself landed with three corpses , all of whom have had their faces and fingertips removed to prevent identification. Yet even the KGB don't want to touch the case.
Very well written and a great sense of atmosphere – you can almost taste the vodka – it also manages to be genuinely chilling.
I'm now reading the first of John Mortimer's books about his much-loved barrister, Rumpole of the Bailey, a character imortalised on British TV by Leo McKern.
I never really saw the TV programme and I've never read the books before – but they're very, very funny, in a very dry English way.
So what are other members reading or have read recently? Would you recommend something or was it dismal?