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

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