Foiled again: Philip Davison’s crime fiction

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Cover of The Crooked ManPhilip Davison’s The Crooked Man (1997) is an odd little crime novel. Odd in the good sense, that is.

His main character, Harry Fielding, does odd jobs for MI5: surveillance, burglary, protection, that kind of stuff. Harry is divorced. He lives alone in a dump of a London flat. He dines from the unlabelled foil containers of airline meals, every dinner a culinary lottery. I kinda like this odd man already. Continue reading