Review: Palace of Treason – Jason Matthews

There's a rat in me kitchen

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Review: Masters of Death. The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust – Richard Rhodes

These “special task forces,” organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than 1.5 million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by shooting them into killing pits, as at Babi Yar.

Review: Eye of the Red Tsar

Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland My rating: 4 of 5 stars Now this is more like it. A well-written and wonderfully intriguing tale of (just) post-revolutionary Russia. Full of incident and clues and what might be clues and what might not be clues. You never know. I've no idea if Sam Eastland … Continue reading Review: Eye of the Red Tsar

Review: The Red Coffin – Sam Eastland

The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland My rating: 3 of 5 stars For a long time, I wasn't really sure which way to go on this one. Was it long and dull and miserable, with not an awful lot of any consequence happening after the initial, interesting set-up? Or was it a slow-burning, languid, subtle … Continue reading Review: The Red Coffin – Sam Eastland

Review: Hawk Quest – Robert Lyndon

Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is without doubt a big, glorious, involving book. One you can get totally lost in. It's a rich, twisting, and thoroughly absorbing tale. One that travels through Spain, France, England, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland (I think), what is now Russia and all the … Continue reading Review: Hawk Quest – Robert Lyndon