Early morning links

Paul Southern, the Manchester-based crime novelist, writes about openness and tolerance but has much trouble being able to carry it forward in his personal life, as the Times reports.

David Montgomery gives a resounding rave to Robert Ferrigno’s PRAYERS FOR THE ASSASSIN in the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

There’s a lot about Charles Todd’s A LONG SHADOW that Patrick Anderson likes, but he got annoyed with all that back-and-forth with Hamish.

Hanna Kite extols the virtues of Miyuki Miyabe’s CROSSFIRE, though she concedes the translation’s a bit stilted.

Vikram Seth switches to memoir — specifically about his parents — in his newest book, and he talks to Somini Sengupta of the NYT about it.