Ben Macintyre's A Spy Among Friends is the Cold War-era story of British defector and Soviet double agent Kim Philby. It will be Radio 4's Book of the Week from Monday 17th March.
In Berlin during World War Two, a young girl is closely watched by Death as she grows up in Nazi Germany. A film adapation of The Book Thief is in cinemas now.
Michel Faber's dark and strange Under the Skin, about a mysterious woman and her interest in male hitchhikers, has just been released as a movie starring Scarlett Johansson.