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John Lanchester

Serial Murder: An Elusive Phenomenon edited by Stephen Egger. Praeger, 250 pp., £33.50, October 1990, 0 275 92986 8
Serial Killers by Joel Norris. Arrow, 333 pp., £4.99, July 1990, 0 09 971750 6
Life after Life by Tony Parker. Pan, 256 pp., £4.50, May 1991, 0 330 31528 5
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. Picador, 399 pp., £6.99, April 1991, 0 330 31992 2
Dirty Weekend by Helen Zahavi. Macmillan, 185 pp., £13.99, April 1991, 0 333 54723 3
Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. Mandarin, 366 pp., £4.99, April 1991, 0 7493 0942 3

Letters

Alan Sinfield, Michael Rosen, A. Banerjee, Hopey Glass, John Lee, James Dickie, David Kynaston

Elaine Showalter

The Haunting of Sylvia Plath by Jacqueline Rose. Virago, 288 pp., £14.99, June 1991, 1 85381 307 9
Passions of the Mind by A.S. Byatt. Chatto, 340 pp., £17, August 1991, 0 7011 3260 4

Paul Seabright

Medical Choices, Medical Chances: How patients, families and physicians can cope with uncertainty by Harold Bursztajn, Richard Feinbloom, Robert Hamm and Archie Brodsky. Routledge, 456 pp., £12.99, February 1991, 0 415 90292 4
Examining doctors: Medicine in the 1900s by Donald Gould. Faber, 148 pp., £12.99, June 1991, 0 571 14360 1
Some Lives! A GP’s East End by David Widgery. Sinclair-Stevenson, 248 pp., £15.95, July 1991, 1 85619 073 0

Alistair Elliot

Three Poems

William Plowden

American Social Welfare Policy: A Structural Approach by Howard Karger and David Stoesz. Longman, 371 pp., £18.95, November 1990, 0 8013 0193 9
America’s Misunderstood Welfare State by Theodore Marmor, Jerry Mashaw and Philip Harvey. Basic Books, 268 pp., $22.95, October 1990, 9780465001224
The American Prospect edited by Paul Starr and Robert Kuttner. New Prospect, 168 pp., $31

Phillip Knightley

Cold Warrior. James Jesus Angleton: The CIA’s Master Spy Hunter by Tom Mangold. Simon and Schuster, 403 pp., £17.99, May 1991, 9780671699307

Isabel Hilton

In Search of the Assassin by Susie Morgan. Bloomsbury, 207 pp., £15.99, May 1991, 0 7475 0401 6

John Lloyd

Moscow and Beyond: 1986-1989 by Andrei Sakharov. Hutchinson, 168 pp., £14.99, April 1991, 0 09 174972 7
Fatal Half-Measures: The Allure of Democracy in the Soviet Union by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, edited and translated by Antonia Bovis. Little, Brown, 357 pp., £12.95, May 1991, 0 316 96883 8

Stephen Sackur

In Occupied Territory

Basil Davidson

Dying Africa

John Sutherland

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present edited by Virginia Blain, Isobel Grundy and Patricia Clements. Batsford, 1231 pp., £35, August 1990, 0 7134 5848 8
The Presence of the Present: Topics of the Day in the Victorian Novel by Richard Altick. Ohio State, 854 pp., $45, March 1991, 0 8142 0518 6

Penelope Fitzgerald

The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan. HarperCollins, 415 pp., £14.99, June 1991, 0 00 223708 3

James Campbell

The Intended by David Dabydeen. Secker, 246 pp., £13.99, February 1991, 0 436 20007 4
Cambridge by Caryl Phillips. Bloomsbury, 185 pp., £13.99, March 1991, 0 7475 0886 0
Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid. Cape, 176 pp., £11.99, April 1991, 0 224 03055 8

Alexander Cockburn

Diary: ‘West of America’

Nicholas Everett

Omeros by Derek Walcott. Faber, 325 pp., £17.50, September 1990, 0 571 16070 0
Collected Poems by Norman MacCaig. Chatto, 456 pp., £18, September 1990, 0 7011 3713 4
The Mail from Anywhere by Brad Leithauser. Oxford, 55 pp., £5.95, September 1990, 0 19 282779 0
An Elegy for the Galosherman: New and Selected Poems by Matt Simpson. Bloodaxe, 128 pp., £6.95, October 1990, 1 85224 103 9

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