Madeleine, I do like Simon Brett's mysteries!
After 10 days in the Caribbean sans bookstores, I ran amok today. New books by Kurt Andersen and Margaret Atwood, the new Alexander McCall Smith (Isobel Dalhousie series) on my Kindle, Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro, and coming from Amazon, new books by Paul Strathern (about the Renaissance in Florence & Rome, with a focus on Machiavelli, da Vinci and the Borgias) and Matthew Carr (about the expulsion of the Jews from Spain).
From Amazon Vine, as well as the amazing new Jonathan Lethem novel, I've got the new A.S. Byatt, a book by Neil Sheehan about the Cold War, and one about four young Mexican girls in the US around the issue of immigration.
Coming soon from the UK will be the final Stieg Larsson book, the new Stella Rimington thriller, and I've just ordered David Downing's Stettin Station (the first two in the series were v. good), Phillip Kerr's latest Bernie Gunther mystery (he goes back to the mid 1930s with this one) and the new Cynthia Harrod-Eagles mystery. (I like them better than her historicals; enjoy the element of whimsicality...)
From PaperbackSwap, I have, among other offerings, the first Gulland book about Josephine. I have a free copy of a self-published novel about Wall Street by a banker/source of mine.
So my TBR pile will become a mountain.