late trains for three nights in succession mean that I haven’t been able to get into watersones to buy myself a new book, but here is a review of the last one, Bordersnakes by James Crumley. I’m not normally a big fan of American crime writing, but this is good – gripping and page turning, packed with violence, sex, drugs and much more, with a pretty good plot. OK, not high art, but certainly entertaining. Recommended. A bright orange too.