In the last years of the Cold War, the Club at Eddy's Bar is a magnet for the elite of a city in the Carpathian Mountains. They keep one another's secrets, even the truth about a brutal murder. When a young journalist learns too much, he has to flee the country. Forced to leave behind his wife and children, he is admitted to Canada as a refugee. He brings with him the notebook in which he has kept his account of the crime, hoping to publish it when his family is safely with him. But as he struggles to start a new life in Canada, he finds as many secrets and lies are being concealed by those with power and money in the new country as in the old. "The Club at Eddy's Bar" is both a gripping murder mystery and an intricate and involving tale of power, hypocrisy, love, and betrayal.
Publisher: Phaeton Publishing Limited
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 35 mm
" - totally compelling - incredibly gripping, page-turning, and a huge plot twist as well. I thoroughly, thoroughly, recommend it." - Janice Forsyth, THE CULTURE STUDIO, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND (30th April 2014) "Zoltan Boszormenyi fled his home country when it was still behind the Iron Curtain. He spent several months in a refugee camp in Austria and draws on this dramatic personal history in The Club at Eddy's Bar - Boszormenyi's description of life as a refugee is vivid." - THE SUNDAY TIMES (Joan Smith's crime roundup, 11 May 2014) Chosen for BOOKS WE LIKE: MAY 2014 by BOOKTRUST, London. " - This is no ordinary murder mystery. It is a well observed and touchingly accurate portrayal of hope and despair which could take place in any city throughout the world." - BOOKTRUST, London "A fabulous book." - Dr Eimear O'Connor, on the RTE Radio Arts programme ARENA "Damn this was good! - engaging until the last page." - LibraryThing Early Reviewer, Essex. " - kept on reading into the early hours - and will definitely be recommending it to my friends." - LibraryThing Early Reviewer, Surrey. " - a gripping thriller which skilfully combines three narrative strands - " - LibraryThing Early Reviewer, Malta. " - I spent many late nights reading it, unable to stop turning pages." - LibraryThing Early Reviewer, Florida. " - I really liked this structure of getting a lot of glimpses into human nature. The characters' motivations (except for Tamas) often were impossible to comprehend, but on the other hand they were deeply human, as contradictory as people truly are." - LibraryThing Early Reviewer, Germany. " - a beautiful read with lovely use of the English language. I had to make extra hours in the day, as I couldn't put the book down and will be heartily recommending it to friends and family." - LibraryThing Early Reviewer, West Sussex. "Passion takes over safe, middle-class lives - the characters do not commit the acts of ambition, sex, murder, and pleasure that follow as much as live through them as hapless victims." - IRODALMI JELEN LITERATURE REVIEW, Budapest.