Interview: Mark Dawson

Originally writing for one of the big publishers, English author Mark Dawson decided to go his own way and began self-publishing his action and espionage…

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The War in the Dark

Written by Nick Setchfield — Christopher Winter works for British Intelligence, and although he’s a spy, his talents lie more in removing threats to the state…

The Cypher Bureau

Written by Eilidh McGinness — Although readers around the world are familiar with the accomplishments of Alan Turing and the British code-breaking team at Bletchley…

Firefly

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It Begins in Betrayal

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The Shadow Killer

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — Iceland’s leading crime author is best known for his novels featuring the Reykjavik detective, Erlendur. He…

London Rules

Written by Mick Herron — In John LeCarre’s classic Smiley’s People, Moscow Rules are a form of ultra-cautious tactics for operating in the most dangerous circumstances.…

Need to Know

Written by Karen Cleveland — Debut author Karen Cleveland’s new spy thriller comes from a heartfelt place. She wrote it while on maternity leave when…

This Is What Happened

Written by Mick Herron – Since 2013, Mick Herron has been writing about London’s espionage community to great acclaim. There are four novels so far…

Nucleus

Written by Rory Clements — Crime in Cambridge in the 1930s is in the spotlight in the series of books of both Nicola Upson and Rory…

Kompromat

Written by Stanley Johnson — If you’re one of the millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic who look back on the votes…

The Cossack

Written by KJ Lawrence — Though this debut espionage thriller kicks off with a murder in winter 2014, it’s not the usual intercontinental bloodbath. In fact,…

The Final Hour

Written by Tom Wood — The man known only as Victor is a professional assassin. He has worked off the books for a number of countries’…