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  • Too Bad to Die
    Francine Mathews
    Paperback: 03/15/2016
     
    A tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts ...
  • Then We Take Berlin
    John Lawton
    Paperback: 11/11/2014
     
    A gripping, meticulously researched and richly detailed historical thriller - a moving story of espionage and ...
  • Lehrter Station: A John Russell Thriller
    David Downing
    Paperback: 03/05/2013
     
    WWII has ended… But the danger has just begun for a spy caught between political superpowers.
  • Villa Triste
    Lucretia Grindle
    Paperback: 01/22/2013
     
    Alessandro Pallioti, a senior policeman agrees to oversee a murder investigation, after it emerges the victim ...
  • A Quiet Flame
    Philip Kerr
    Paperback: 02/23/2010
     
    Philip Kerr returns with his best-loved character, Bernie Gunther, in the fifth novel in what is now a series:...
  • A Beautiful Place to Die: A Novel
    Malla Nunn
    Paperback: 10/20/2009
     
    A stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel ...
  • Winter In Madrid
    C.J. Sansom
    Paperback: 01/27/2009
     
    A vivid and haunting depiction of wartime Spain, Winter in Madrid is an intimate and riveting tale that offers...

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