Black Out

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1611859921

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Written by 'a sublimely elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack' - Daily Telegraph The first book in John Lawton's Inspector Troy series, selected by Time magazine as one of 'Six Detective Series to Savour' alongside Michael Connelly and Donna Leon. The Blitz, London, 1944. As the Luftwaffe make their last desperate assault on the city, Londoners take to the shelters once again and eagerly await the signal for D-Day. In the East End children lead police to a charred, dismembered corpse buried in a bombsite. The victim is German and it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder. For Russian emigré Detective-Sergeant Troy it is the start of a manhunt which will lead him into a world of military intelligence and corruption in high places; a manhunt in which Troy is both the hunter and the hunted.

Second Violin

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555848620

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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One of today’s top historical espionage writers, considered “as good as Le Carré” (Chicago Tribune) and “a master” (Rocky Mountain News), John Lawton adds another spellbinding thriller to his Inspector Troy series with Second Violin. The sixth installment in the series, Lawton’s new novel opens in 1938 with Europe on the brink of war. In London, Frederick Troy, newly promoted to the prestigious murder squad at Scotland Yard, is put in charge of rounding up a list of German and Italian “enemy aliens” that also includes Frederick’s brother, Rod, who learns upon receiving an internment letter that he was born in Austria despite having grown up in England. Hundreds of men are herded by train to a neglected camp on the Isle of Man. And as the bombs start falling on London, a murdered rabbi is found, then another, and another. Amid great war, murder is what matters. Moving from the Nazi-infested alleys of prewar Vienna to the bombed-out streets of 1940 London, and featuring an extraordinary cast of characters, Lawton’s latest thriller is a suspenseful and intelligent novel, as good a spy story as it is an historical narrative.

Flesh Wounds

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802142303

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

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When an old love returns into Troy's life, the Scotland Yard investigator finds himself embroiled in American politics when he agrees to help his old lover, who is currently the wife of a presidential candidate. By the author of Old Flames. Reprint.

Bluffing Mr. Churchill

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780143034322

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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In 1941, the sheltered Calvin M. Cormack teams up with Walter Stilton, a rowdy MI5 officer, to find Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy masquerading as an SS officer, who flees Germany with valuable information on Hitler's plans to invade Russia, but Cormack must enlist the aid of Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard after his partner turns up dead. Reprint.

Friends and Traitors

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802189210

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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John Lawton’s Inspector Troy novels are regularly singled out as a crime series of exceptional quality, by critics and readers alike. Friends and Traitors is the eighth novel in the series—which can be read in any order—a story of betrayal, espionage, and the dangers of love. London, 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a European trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod has decided to take his entire family on “the Grand Tour” for his fifty-first birthday: a whirlwind of restaurants, galleries, and concert halls from Paris to Florence to Vienna to Amsterdam. But Frederick Troy only gets as far as Vienna. It is there that he crosses paths with an old acquaintance, a man who always seems to be followed by trouble: British spy turned Soviet agent Guy Burgess. Suffice it to say that Troy is more than surprised when Burgess, who has escaped from the bosom of Moscow for a quick visit to Vienna, tells him something extraordinary: “I want to come home.” Troy knows this news will cause a ruckus in London—but even Troy doesn’t expect an MI5 man to be gunned down as a result, and Troy himself suspected of doing the deed. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy is haunted by more than just Burgess’s past liaisons—there is a scandal that goes up to the highest ranks of Westminster, affecting spooks and politicians alike. And the stakes become all the higher for Troy when he reencounters a woman he first met in the Ritz hotel during a blackout—falling in love is a handicap when playing the game of spies.

A Little White Death

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752816975

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 551

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Inspector Troy returns in this thriller set in 1963 - the year of the Profumo scandal, Kim Philby's defection and Harold Macmillan's resignation. Fighting ill-health, Troy finds his past catching up with him following a British traitor's defection to Moscow from Beirut.

Then We Take Berlin

A Novel

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193080

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“A stylish spy thriller” of postwar Berlin—the first in a thrilling new series from the acclaimed author of the Inspector Troy novels (The New York Times Book Review). John Wilfrid Holderness—aka Joe Wilderness—has gone from young Cockney cardsharp surviving the London Blitz to MI6 agent navigating war-ravaged Europe to his current career of “free-agent gumshoe” weathering Cold War fears and hard-luck times. Now he’s being drawn back into the secret ops business when an ex-CIA agent asks him to spearhead one last venture: smuggle a vulnerable woman out of East Berlin. Arriving in Germany, it doesn’t take long for Wilderness to discover he’s become an unwitting pawn in a deadly game of atomic proportions. To survive it, Wilderness must follow a serpentine trail through his past, into the confidence of an unexpected lover, and go dangerously deep into a black market scam the likes of which Berlin has never seen. The author of the acclaimed Inspector Troy series, “Lawton’s gift for atmosphere, memorable characters and intelligent plotting has been compared to John le Carré. . . . Never mind the comparisons—Lawton can stand up on his own, and Then We Take Berlin is a gem” (The Seattle Times). “[The Joe Wilderness novels] are meticulously researched, tautly plotted, historical thrillers in the mold of World War II and Cold War fiction by novelists like Alan Furst, Phillip Kerr, Eric Ambler, David Downing and Joseph Kanon.” —The Wall Street Journal “[It] will thrill readers with an interest in WWII and the early Cold War era.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A wonderfully complex and nuanced thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Lily of the Field

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 080219625X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Spanning the tumultuous years 1934 to 1948, John Lawton's A Lily of the Field is a brilliant historical thriller from a master of the form. The book follows two characters—Méret Voytek, a talented young cellist living in Vienna at the novel's start, and Dr. Karel Szabo, a Hungarian physicist interned in a camp on the Isle of Man. In his seventh Inspector Troy novel, Lawton moves seamlessly from Vienna and Auschwitz to the deserts of New Mexico and the rubble-strewn streets of postwar London, following the fascinating parallels of the physicist Szabo and musician Voytek as fate takes each far from home and across the untraditional battlefields of a destructive war to an unexpected intersection at the novel's close. The result, A Lily of the Field, is Lawton's best book yet, an historically accurate and remarkably written novel that explores the diaspora or two Europeans from the rise of Hitler to the post-atomic age.

Old Flames

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297816959

Category: Cold War

Page: 416

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Brilliantly evoking the intrigue of the Cold War and 1950s London, John Lawtons thrilling sequel to "Black Out" takes Inspector Troy deep into the rotten heart of MI6, the distant days of his childhood, and the dangerous arms of an old flame: Larissa Tosca, late of the U.S. Army, later still of the KGB. It is April 1956, and an official visit to Britain by Soviet leaders Khrushchev and Bulganin is unexpectedly interrupted when a mutilated body is found under the hull of Khrushchevs ship in Portsmouth Harbor. Is the dead man a Royal Navy diver or the corpse of Arnold Cockerell, a furniture salesman with a mysterious source of income? As the mystery deepens, the inexplicable murders continue, leading Troy to an unforgettable discovery.

Sweet Sunday

A Novel

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802192378

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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1969 is a time of turmoil and murder for a New York PI in this “twisty, sometimes terrifying” novel from the author of the acclaimed Inspector Troy series (Kirkus Reviews). New York PI Turner Raines is a has-been—and the things he has been include a broken Civil Rights worker, a second-rate lawyer, and a tenth-rate yippie reporter. But in 1969, as the USA is about to land a man on the moon and the Vietnam War is ripping the country to pieces, Raines is working as a skip tracer, making sure draft-dodgers are safe and sound in Canada. When Raines returns from Toronto, he discovers that his oldest friend, a left-wing journalist, has been murdered, and has taken his latest powder keg of a story to his grave. Following the trail of his buddy’s death, Turner hits the road for the Texas of his childhood, confronted anew with his divided family, and blown into the dangerous path of a band of brothers from ’Nam whose secrets could not only change Turner’s life but the country itself. “Lawton has done historical crime before, in his excellent . . . series about Inspector Troy, a WWII-era London police detective. This time we’re in the U.S., where . . . Lawton convincingly nails the essence of those chaotic years.” —The Seattle Times “Atmospheric . . . absorbingly intelligent.” —Financial Times “John Lawton writes great thrillers. . . . He can hold his own with contemporaries Alan Furst and Phillip Kerr.” —Boston Herald

The Unfortunate Englishman

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190677

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A British agent is drawn to Berlin’s bridge of spies in this “superlative Cold War espionage story” from the author of the acclaimed Inspector Troy series (The Seattle Times). It’s the summer of 1961, and the inscrutable Khrushchev is developing plans for something that could change the fate of the Cold War. As he and Kennedy gamble with the fate of millions of lives, Cockney East-Ender-turned-spy Joe Wilderness is thrust into the conflict. Enlisted by MI6 to set up office in Berlin, Wilderness returns to the city where he spent his postwar years, where a former paramour is under threat, and where the dividing line between the West and the Soviets will soon be crossed. As the Russians start building the wall, two agents find themselves trapped on opposing sides: an unfortunate Englishman in the Lubyanka in Moscow, and a KGB operative in London’s Wormwood Scrubs. Now, Wilderness has a new mission: Swap the prisoners on Berlin’s bridge of spies. But, as a former black marketer, Wilderness is also working a personal angle—just to make it interesting, just to make it profitable, just to make it a little more dangerous. What can possibly go wrong? Named by the Daily Telegraph as one of “50 Crime Writers to Read before You Die,” John Lawton is “quite possibly the best historical novelist we have” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). “[The Joe Wilderness novels] are meticulously researched, tautly plotted, historical thrillers in the mold of World War II and Cold War fiction by novelists like Alan Furst, Phillip Kerr, Eric Ambler, David Downing and Joseph Kanon.” —The Wall Street Journal “Rich, inventive, surprising, informed, bawdy, cynical, heartbreaking and hilarious. However much you know about postwar Berlin, Lawton will take you deeper into its people, conflicts and courage. . . . Spy fiction at its best.” —The Washington Post

The Black Country

Author: Alex Grecian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621060

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The New York Times Book Review said of The Yard, “If Charles Dickens isn’t somewhere clapping his hands…Wilkie Collins surely is.” Now Alex Grecian returns with his new novel of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad—and it’s a gripper. The British Midlands. Inhabitants call it the “Black Country”—and with good reason. Bad things happen there. When three members of a prominent family disappear from the Midlands—and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird’s nest—Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad is called in. But Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith have stepped into something much more bizarre and complicated than expected. Superstitions abound in the intertwined histories of the villagers, including a local legend about a monster some claim to have seen. In addition, a mysterious epidemic is killing off the inhabitants, and the village itself is sinking into the coal mines below. Day and Hammersmith soon realize that they, too, are in over their heads. And the more they investigate, the more they fear that they may never be allowed to leave.

Blue Rondo

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Inspector Troy

ISBN: 9781611855876

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 359

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1959: Bodies have started turning up around London, dismembered in the same bizarre and horrifying way. Is it possible that the blood trail leads back to Troy's police force and his own forgotten past?

People of the Black Sun

A People of the Longhouse Novel

Author: W. Michael Gear,Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765365606

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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A conclusion to the series featuring Dekanawida the Peacemaker finds the growing League of the Great Law of Peace threatened by marauding warriors from the People of the Mountain, who Dekanawida urges to join the League to save their shared world.

Riptide

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611855883

Category: Americans

Page: 368

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London, 1941 and Wolfgang Stahl, an American spy, is on the run. Captain Calvin M. Cormack is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton to find him before the Germans do.

East of Suez, West of Charing Cross Road

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1611859255

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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1963. While London is beginning to swing, George Horsfield has settled into a stultifying routine - pushing paperwork around at the War Office on behalf of the fading British Empire, then catching the 5.27 home from Waterloo for twin beds and Ovaltine. Until a case of mistaken identity leads him into a world of Russian spies, cash-stuffed envelopes and call girls who aren't what they seem... This elegant short story, imbued with the mordant wit and seamless period detail that characterise John Lawton's work, shows once again why 'Lawton's up there with Philip Kerr and Alan Furst. Yes, he's that good.' (The Sun)

The Black Cat

A Richard Jury Mystery

Author: Martha Grimes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101190051

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Richard Jury is still dealing with the guilt of the accident that sent Lu Aquilar into a coma. But then he gets assigned the case of a beautiful woman who was murdered on the grounds of a pub called the Black Cat. And the only witness is a black cat. The woman is unidentifiable-but Jury is going to see that the person responsible is known to all...

Karma Farmers

Love, Murder and Quantum Theory

Author: Pierre Hollins

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1911586300

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A genre-defying novel about love, murder and quantum theory. A crime thriller based upon a philosophical conundrum: if science demonstrated that consciousness could survive death, how far would you go to discover if it was true? In an age of divisive belief systems, Bradley Holmeson a thirty-something bookshop manager, is attempting to cure his existential dilemma with quantum physics. Research leads him to a radical theory of consciousness based on the work of real-life theoretical physicist David Bohm, which Holmeson self-publishes in a short, seditious manifesto. He doesn’t want revolution so much as literary notoriety, hoping that success will impress his estranged girlfriend. However, his writing begins to attract the wrong attention... A reluctant philosopher embroiled in an occult experiment, Holmeson meets the violent, the obsessed and the dangerously misguided, armed only with his defensive sarcasm – and all to win back the woman he loves.

Night of the Fox

Author: Jack Higgins

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453211462

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The New York Times–bestselling author’s “most tingling thriller since The Eagle Has Landed”: An agent poses as a Nazi for a mission on the verge of D-Day (Publishers Weekly). In May of 1944, shipwrecked American Colonel Hugh Kelso washes up on the shore of Nazi-occupied Jersey—with a valuable secret. As one of the few men with knowledge of the impending invasion of Normandy, Kelso must be rescued at all costs. Enter Harry Martineau, a covert British operative charged with the dangerous mission of impersonating a Nazi officer to infiltrate Jersey and retrieve—or silence—Colonel Kelso. It is not only their lives that hang in the balance . . . A riveting World War II thriller, Night of the Fox is “an exceptional tale” from the multimillion-selling author of the Liam Devlin and Sean Dillon series, a master of edge-of-your-seat espionage adventure (Library Journal). It was adapted into a TV film starring George Peppard, John Mills, and Michael York.

Bellman & Black

A Novel

Author: Diane Setterfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147671200X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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#1 New York Times bestselling author “An astonishing work of genius.”—Bookreporter.com “Magically transformative.”—Bookpage Can one moment in time haunt you forever? From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale comes a “poetic and mysterious” (Booklist) story that will haunt you to your very core. Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot at a rook resting on a branch, killing the bird instantly. It is a small but cruel act, and is soon forgotten. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to have put the whole incident behind him. It was as if he never killed the thing at all. But rooks don’t forget… Years later, when a stranger mysteriously enters William’s life, his fortunes begin to turn—and the terrible and unforeseen consequences of his past indiscretion take root. In a desperate bid to save the only precious thing he has left, he enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner. Together, they found a decidedly macabre business. And Bellman & Black is born.