Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper
by Donald Henderson (Random House, 1944); audiobook read by Tim Frances (HarperCollins, 2018)
Set in London during the Blitz and marketed as a murder ‘story’ rather than ‘mystery’. This is because the protagonist did it! Remarkably, Henderson is able to somewhat humanise Bowling—a serial murderer born from ennui and dreary disillusionment at the war.