Review: Stalingrad – Antony Beevor

The Battle of Stalingrad was the largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia

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Review: The Holy Thief

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

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

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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