This week in London: IRA car bombing and the Millennium Bridge opens and shuts
December 19, 2015
4000 people drop out of the jobs market in the North East over the past year
December 19, 2015

The scene: a real London pea-souper. A lonely man overhears an ominous conversation. The dense swirling fog makes it impossible to identify the villains. Is there any way he can elucidate their planned crime and prevent it? This is the opening gambit of “Warrant for X” by Philip MacDonald, the ingenious inventor of howcatchems like “The List of Adrian Messenger.” London’s weather has formed a backdrop for literature both high and low. In Christine L. Corton’s beautifully illustrated “London Fog: The Biography,” the mysterious…