Dark Alley Report is a regular column focusing on books and films in the suspense, thriller, crime and mystery genres. The mix of books you're likely to find here is eclectic: the latest and greatest novels as well as forgotten and neglected volumes are considered.
A look at the birth of forensic science.
Barcelona twins turn detectives when murder strikes at a literary award ceremony.
American gets job in Japan's largest daily newspaper and tangles with the yakuza as he investigates the illicit side of Japan.
Serial killer stalks the English country side shortly after World War I in Airth's compelling thriller.
In Steinhauer's latest spy thriller, Milo Weaver faces his toughest assignment yet: kill a 15-year-old Moldovian girl.
Thrilling story of one of the great intelligence coups of the Allied war effort during the Second World War.
Atmospheric thriller explores life beind the Iron Curtain circa 1959.