Recent crime novels

William Brodrick’s crime novels have the great (and unusual) merit of being unlike anyone else’s, not least because his series…


Haitian horrors

Twenty years ago, in 1991, I was shown round the National Palace in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Straining for effect

A saint of self-deprecation, Chris Mullin closed the first volume of his diaries A View from the Foothills ‘contemplating oblivion’ after his dismissal from ministerial office.