Crime fiction columnist Adam Woog shares more of his favorite books of 2018.

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Following up from my last column, here are more notable examples from the wealth of 2018’s crime fiction.

Kate Atkinson, “Transcription.” A richly rewarding and compassionate story of a British woman recruited to root out Nazi sympathizers during World War II, who must revisit the spy world a decade later.

Flynn Berry, “A Double Life.” In this exquisitely paced thriller, inspired by a real case from 1974, a reclusive physician is haunted by the memory of her father, a dashing British aristocrat who disappeared after her mother was savagely attacked and her nanny murdered.

Karen Cleveland, “Need to Know.” A CIA analyst is stunned to discover that her beloved husband is, in fact, a Russian mole. The palpable tension between patriotism and family love — domestic life versus the drama of espionage — powers this sure-footed debut.

Elizabeth George, “The Punishment She Deserves.” In Northwest resident George’s skillful telling, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers (working class, rumpled and smart) takes the lead probing death in a medieval market town; her boss, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (aristocratic, cultured and smart), takes a back seat.

Howard Michael Gould, “Last Looks.” A slyly funny debut starring Charlie Waldo, a quirky ex-LAPD detective who, despite his compulsion to live a solitary existence with exactly 100 possessions, is talked into returning to the city to exonerate an actor accused of murder.

Martha Grimes, “The Knowledge.” Detective Superintendent Richard Jury’s look into a brazen double murder is anchored by two exclusive and intriguing establishments: a swank casino/art gallery and a secret pub patronized only by London’s cabbies.

Anne Holt, “In Dust and Ashes.” Left disabled after a severe injury, Oslo police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen continues to team up with her eccentric protégé Henrik Holme on two cases, one stretching back years, another providing a chilling preview of future danger.

Anthony Horowitz, “Forever and a Day.” A shrewd romp starring Bond … James Bond. It’s a prequel in which Bond (newly promoted to 007 status and already ultra suave, worldly and oversexed) swans around the French Riviera while breaking up a wicked drug syndicate.

Laura Lippman, “Sunburn.” This tale of death, betrayal and simmering desire, set during a brutal summer in small-town Delaware, is a sharp-witted homage to noir classics like “The Postman Always Rings Twice.”

Lawrence Osborne, “Only to Sleep.” Raymond Chandler’s iconic gumshoe Philip Marlowe is brilliantly re-imagined as a 70-something retiree in Baja California, frail but still up for another interesting case.