First among equals
The Holy Thief by William Ryan My rating: 4 of 5 stars A grisly murder. A Russian Detective in Moscow handed a hot potato of a case he knows he shouldn’t take. Especially as it’s 1936, you’re 42, your boss is Stalin, and he’s getting twitchy… But what are you gonna do? A nice new … Continue reading Review: The Holy Thief
Stettin Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars It must be hard to write any kind of book, fiction or non fiction, set in or around Germany during the Second World War and not at some point come up against the situation of whether 'they’ knew about what was happening to the … Continue reading Review: Stettin Station
The Excalibur Codex by James Douglas My rating: 4 of 5 stars 'James Douglas', apart from being a Scottish friend of Robert The Bruce in the 13 and 14th Century, is of course the alter-ego of the really rather super Douglas Jackson (I'm guessing that THAT is actually his real name!). James Douglas comes out … Continue reading Review: The Excalibur Codex
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My fabulous five of the year so far
"A extraordinary evocation of Nazi Germany on the eve of war", says CJ Sansom author of 'Winter in Madrid'. He's not wrong.