I'll read almost everything; I'm pretty voracious that way.
But certainly a good police procedural is always right up my alley.
So, two recommendations, one old, and one new:
- The Fairy Gunmother
Pennac's novel is set in a post-imperial Paris of the mid-1980's, rich with the complexities that entails, and benefits from a truly superb translation by Ian Monk. The result is laugh-out-loud funny while still being atmospheric and compelling.
- Leviathan Wakes
Although you'll find this on your Science Fiction shelves at the local bookstore (hah! is there such a thing?), it's really a police procedural set in the future, in space, as more-than-haggard Detective Miller is trying to unravel why a simple missing persons case appears to be much, much deeper than it first seemed.
Each of these is "Book 1 of a series".
And I'll be reading more of each series, straightaway.