Review: Butchers of Berlin – Chris Petit

"You're different from the rest. Remember that, for you will see enough terrible things to turn your hair white many times over"


Review: Potsdam Station

Potsdam Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars All David Downing’s books have been excellent. Potsdam Station, book four (of six) in the Station series, continues that trend - and then some. There did seem to be a bit of a leap between Stettin Station and Potsdam, some four years, in the story-timeline. It … Continue reading Review: Potsdam Station

Review: Fatherland

Fatherland by Robert Harris My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fatherland was, it seems, first published 1992. The paperback I have, came out in 1993. How I have managed to avoid this one for so long? As The Who once said; 'I can't explain.' It is a really compulsive thriller, a detective story - but … Continue reading Review: Fatherland

Review: The Isis Covenant – James Douglas

The Isis Covenant by James Douglas My rating: 4 of 5 stars Despite occupying some of the same historical space as my last outing in this genre - The Charlemagne Pursuit - The Isis Covenant is a much more nuanced, well-written and therefore much more convincing and satisfying read. It reads like a proper book, … Continue reading Review: The Isis Covenant – James Douglas

Review: The Arms Maker of Berlin – Dan Fesperman

The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spies and the second world war. Who doesn't love stories about one or the other? Spies in the Second World War? Getting better. Spies today and spies in the Second World War - Now that's a match made in some sort … Continue reading Review: The Arms Maker of Berlin – Dan Fesperman