The Bad Penny Blues book by Cathi Unsworth was recommended to me a short while back, so I picked a copy up and now a full review of the book is online.
If you've not encountered it before, Bad Penny Blues is initially in the Absolute Beginners era in London (think beatniks, jazz and teddy boys), before moving into the mid-60s for most of the 'action'. It's a re-telling of the real Jack the Stripper murders of the era through the eyes of two people, fashion designer Stella and police detective Pete Bradley. The former has psychic powers that 'tune into' the last moments of the murdered girls, the latter, by accident, is assigned to find the killer, but finds himself instead immersed on the crime and corruption of the city.
The review is on our Modculture site right now, so please check it out if you're after a summer reading recommendation, because, yes, it is rather good and available to buy for under a fiver.