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The Bells of Hell

Written by Michael Kurland — If you fondly remember Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man as a refreshingly witty corrective for 21st century gloom-and-doom, then Michael Kurland’s The Bells of Hell may be just the book for you. There are dark deeds afoot…
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The Budapest Escape

Written by Bill Rapp — Former diplomat and US Government analyst Bill Rapp has brought his wealth of experience and research skills to bear in The Budapest Escape, third in a series of Cold War thrillers. The novel is set in Vienna and Budapest in…
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The Spy and the Traitor

Written by Ben Macintyre — A pal of espionage master John Le Carré, Ben Macintyre just about mirrors the novelist’s gift for writing compelling characters and page-turning narrative to the nonfiction realm. This book, subtitled The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, is based…
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The Silent War

Written by Andreas Norman, translated by Ian Giles — Andreas Norman’s second novel is a hybrid – equal parts espionage thriller and domestic noir. Things get underway when Bente Jensen, head of Swedish Intelligence in Brussels, receives information which puts into question her country’s co-operation with…
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I Spy

Written by Claire Kendal — Some little girls dream of becoming a nurse when they grow up, or perhaps a soldier, a doctor or even the next Beyonce. Holly Lawrence? From an early age, as she snooped behind the sofa, she dreamt of becoming a…
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The Spider Dance

Written by Nick Setchfield — Nick Setchfield’s debut The War in the Dark, which came out last year, was highly enjoyable. In my review I said I was curious as to how a sequel would play out and now with The Spider Dance, we have…
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Joe Country

For his sixth Jackson Lamb novel Mick Herron takes his failed spies out of London and into the Welsh countryside. Louisa Guy is caught in a snow storm while out looking for her dead partner’s missing son. Hypothermia will turn out to be the least…
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Ungentlemanly Warfare

When the assassination of the scientist behind Hitler’s miracle jet fighter is ordered, there is only one man who can do the job – burned out soldier, spy and, not quite a gentleman, Captain Harry Walsh. Ungentlemanly Warfare by Howard Linskey is set around Rouen…
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