Gaia, a rock superstar, is about to return to her home town of Brighton to star in a movie. Security was always going to be a headache for D.S. Roy Grace of Sussex CID but even he hadn’t reckoned on an obsessed, murderous female stalker. As always, James has done meticulous background research lending authenticity to his legendary plotting skills.

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Claire McGowan’s The Fall (Headline £12.99) is everything that – in my view – a fine crime novel should be. Sharp, intelligent writing that explores aspects of humankind, whilst never letting go its page-turning grip. In many ways a wonderful, modern British version of Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire Of The Vanities.