Another onslaught on Nazi Germany

Previously, Hans Helmut Kirst was the only German novelist known and admired by us as a chronicler…

01 August 2019 - 08.08 AM

Feminist icon or misguided exhibitionist?

This new book from a Karachi-based journalist investigates the controversial life and violent death…

25 July 2019 - 11.07 AM

Masters at work

And so, Penguin Books has reached number 70 in its ambitious reissue of the 75 Maigret novels, one a…

23 July 2019 - 08.07 AM

One woman, five men in a Simenon sextet

It's fair to say that Georges Simenon was obsessed with sex. As his son John recounted: "At the end…

22 July 2019 - 08.07 AM

Death or 'dishonour'

A sense of dread permeates German writer Florian Huber's book from the very beginning. It is April…

18 July 2019 - 10.07 AM