A man finds a severed head in a newspaper vending machine in downtown Los Angeles. Meanwhile, adult film actress Raven Lane is having trouble with a stalker.
A Woman in Berlin opens with huddled neighbours sharing stories by candlelight.
Philosopher and Edinburgh resident Isabel Dalhousie is acclimatising to life as a wife-to-be and mother to two-year-old Charlie when her niece, Cat, asks her for a favour.
Alice Robinson is a 34-year-old art critic for Meta magazine living with her flat-mate Isabel in a bohemian unit in East London.
Jessica ‘Decca’ Mitford, sixth of the seven Mitford children, had several very famous sisters: Diana Moseley, authoress Nancy Mitford, Unity Mitford and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.
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