I promise I don’t get all my books from the local Oxfam book shops, but I do turn up some right gems there. I had no idea CS Forester (yes, the Hornblower chap) wrote murder mysteries, but he did! I’ve just finished “Plain Murder” which is a really interesting study of a killer’s mind. In many ways it feels much more modern than its publication date of 1930. (Anyone in the UK want it? I’m happy to post the thing off to you.)
Am also rereading Dominic Hibberd’s wonderful biography of Wilfred Owen. If your perceptions of the poet, his life and his family’s life, are based on Harold Owen’s biographies of his brother or books that take those as their source, please give Hibberd’s book a try. His meticulous research debunks a number of Harold’s assertions about what happened when, assertions that are important to the picture of his brother Harold was trying to create.