Ruth Rendell, PORTOBELLO: This is not the Wexford police procedural series, but rather one of her psuchological novels. It is a crime novel, since it involves crimes and criminals. The British term is looser than our "mystery" or "detective novel" and serves the genre well. PORTOBELLO is very good, as most of Rendell's books are reliably excellent. The title refers to the London area surrounding the famed Portobello Road, haunt of avid antiques hunters. The character all live there but come from different classes and have separate lives until events link them together. Several of them have psychological quirks of various types. Rendell's interest is in what makes people act the way they do, frequently in ways designed to lead them toward catastrophe.
Currently I'm reading The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott. I love his fast paced style of action. Silly fun.
Also just finished Peace Warrior by Steven L Hawk, a new indie writer. Worth checking out.