I recommend the latest novel in Ruth Rendell’s long-running Inspector Wexford series, End in Tears, at least if you’re familiar with some of the earlier installments. (This would probably not be the best introduction to Wexford and his colleagues.) As always with Rendell, this one focuses on complex characters in a traditional “cozy” setting, but there are many more plot twists than is usual in her books. Some reviewers found that the number of coincidences and red herrings caused them to lose their suspension of disbelief, but that didn’t happen to me. Read this if you’re a Rendell fan.