Review: A Divided Spy – Charles Cumming

"The threat of a catastrophic terrorist attack looms over Britain."

If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!

I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly … Continue reading If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!

Review: A Colder War

A Colder War by Charles Cumming My rating: 5 of 5 stars I couldn’t have enjoyed this book any more if I’d tried. Believe me. If you’ve ever been a fan of, or even ever heard someone say they’ve been a fan of the classic Spy Fiction writers, then this is for you - and … Continue reading Review: A Colder War

Review: Ratcatcher

Ratcatcher by Tim Stevens My rating: 4 of 5 stars I've read a few dry runs over the last few months, but this is at last, the real deal. A modern spy thriller with enough background depth, invention, style and substance to stand comparison with some of the besr of yester-year. A real page-turner and … Continue reading Review: Ratcatcher

Review: A Spy by Nature

A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming My rating: 2 of 5 stars I think I'm gonna have to swim against the tide here. Or at least against the tide of (what are quite possibly reviews for the hardback version) reviews on the cover and inside of my paperback. Far from "Eerily good" or "wonderfully … Continue reading Review: A Spy by Nature