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Thriller of the Month
Author of The Good German, Joseph Kanon, turns his considerable abilities to the era of 1960s defection and the Cold War at its most heated.
Exposed as Communist spy, CIA golden boy Frank Weeks skipped the Iron Curtain to vanish for over a decade. Now, out of the blue, Frank emerges, requesting his publisher brother Simon join him in Moscow to help edit his soon-to-be published memoir. Simon is still in thrall to his charm: Frank, however, continues to play a very dangerous game. Assured, urbane and brilliant, Defectors surely sets Kanon into the same pantheon as le Carré, Fleming and Deighton.
The Man in the Grey Overcoat – Inspector Maigret
Georges Simenon’s sparing, knife-edged prose sets the bar for detective fiction, now re-issued by Penguin with brand new translations discover the father of littérature de criminalité.
How Clued Up Are You? - Gifts for Super Sleuths
Joseph Knox, author of our January Thriller of the Month, Sirens, selects an unmissable quartet of crime fiction reads.
Jazz-Age glamour, sex, murder and the rise of Nazism: the murky world of Babylon Berlin. Meet the author of the novels inspiring Sky Atlantic’s hottest new drama series.