Arts & Books

Mark Lawson reviews this month’s best crime fiction

I was moved to tears by a visionary approach to Bach’s great Passion, says Jens F Laurson

Bonnie Lander Johnson on lessons from a parish kitchen

Will Gore reads a gripping conclusion to an epic trilogy about drug cartels

It’s high time we rediscovered the noble music of Hans Gál, says Thelma Lovell

The Apostle of Ireland built on the work of other intrepid men, says David Platzer

James Baresel on the depravity and barbarism of the emperors