December 2019 Paperback Previews

Pickings are extremely thin on the paperback front this month as publishers focus their attention on festive hardbacks but, for those who don’t want to shell out a fortune on literary Christmas presents, there are some lovely options here in second format. I’d note the shifting of one of my previous books of the month, Anne Youngson’s Meet Me At the Museum, to December, as well as Delia Owens’ glorious Where the Crawdads Sing, my choice this month.

In the absence of the usual slew of Christmassy old-time crime, there are some strong contemporary thrillers out this month, by authors includi...

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