A Treachery of Spies (Paperback)
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A Treachery of Spies (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
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Oscillating between the present day and the Nazi occupied France of World War II, Manda Scott’s elegantly twisting espionage thriller probes the scars left by the legacy of the Resistance and the desperate lengths people will go to keep old secrets buried for good.              

Our Scottish Book of the Month for October 2019

Winner of the McIlvanney Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019

A Treachery of Spies is an espionage thriller to rival the very best, a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse, played in the shadows, which will keep you guessing every step of the way.

A body has been found. The elderly victim's identity has been cleverly obscured but one thing is clear: she has been killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. To find answers in the present, police inspector Ines Picaut must look to the past; to 1940s France, a time of sworn allegiances and broken promises, where the men and women of the Resistance fought for survival against Nazi invaders. But, as Picaut soon discovers, there are those in the present whose futures depend on the past remaining buried, and who will kill to keep their secrets safe. Old fashioned espionage might be a thing of the past but treachery is as dangerous as ever. 

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552169516
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Superb . . . a blend of historical imagination and storytelling verve reminiscent of Robert Harris." - The Sunday Times

"A Treachery of Spies is the equal of Charlotte Gray in its insights into the period and, I would say, beats it for sheer excitement... one of the most gripping spy stories I have ever read." - Jake Kerridge, S Magazine

"This book opened up and swallowed me whole - the characters, the plot, the writing, everything. It's the most exciting, involving thriller I've read in an age, and I can't recommend it highly enough." - Mick Herron

"[Scott's] writing is as commanding as ever" - Barry Forshaw, Guardian 

"This is a rich vein for fiction, and Scott does it more than justice, with this beautifully imagined, beautifully written, smart, sophisticated - but fiercely suspenseful - thriller." - Lee Child

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“Thrilling Historical Fiction With Added Bite!”

Manda Scott, in 'A Treachery of Spies,' mixes some of my favourite genres: crime fiction/thriller, historical fiction and espionage and does so in a way that makes the story completely seamless. The... More

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“Thrilling”

Set in present day France, with topical mentions of Je Suis Charlie’s and the terrorist attacks which gives an air of reality right from the beginning.

Sophie, a member of the French resistance in the 1940’s, is... More

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“All in all, it is a fascinating, well-crafted novel that will keep you hooked until the very last page. I almost wish I could read it again!”

I received an advanced copy of this title from the publisher.

When 92-year-old Sophie Destivelle is found murdered in an Orleans car park, it soon becomes apparent that this is no random killing. Her manner of death... More

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