Started Early, Took My Dog, Kate Atkinson (Doubleday) FICTION

Kate Atkinson dishes up another tasty serving of rollicking crime thriller. Ex-cop Tracy is a big girl with a big squishy heart and a thumping great big right hook. Unlikely heroes and villains duck and dive and variously get their comeuppance or get what they deserve (although poor old Tilly probably deserved a happier ending). And it's got a feisty little dog to boot!

Hb. £18.99