Category Archives: spy

The Amazing Mrs Pollifax

The Amazing Mrs Pollifax by Dorothy Gillman 1970 / read by Barbara Rosenblat 6h  34m rating B- / crime (book 2 in the Mrs Pollifax series) Well … it was on sale and the sample sounded intriguing.  I’ve just finished two rather dark … Continue reading

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Zoo Station

Zoo Station by David Downing 2007 / 304 pages read by Simon Prebble 10h. 1m. rating  B / WWII spy novel I am so ready for a straightforward crime/spy novel.  This choice is thanks to 4_Mystery_Addicts reading group. Between Kristallnacht  in late 1938 and … Continue reading

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Mr. Churchill’s Secretary

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 2012/ 384 pages read by Wanda McCadden 9 h. 48m. Rating:  D / historical crime/spy I’m still wondering just what this book is –  is it historical fiction,  feminist fiction, a mystery or a … Continue reading

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The Fallen Angel

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva 2012 / 432 pages read by George Guidall 10h 25m rating:  D Why did I read this?  Because it was on sale and on the surface it looked good.  Later  I found out it … Continue reading

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All Cry Chaos

All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen mystery 2010 / 332 pages read by Grover Gardner /  10h 24m rating – B This is the debut novel for author Rosen along with his protagonist,  Henri Poincaré,  and although it was quite a … Continue reading

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Istanbul Passage

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon 2012/ 401 pages Rating:  7.5 I don’t *usually* read spy-novels but I’ve read enough to know a good one when I see it.  Kanon’s latest is one of these. Set in Istanbul circa 1945 WWII … Continue reading

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The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad 1907/ 172 – Kindle Rating –  9 I had no idea what this novel was going to be about when I first started.  It was chosen by a group and the only Conrad book … Continue reading

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The Camel Club

The Camel Club by David Balducci 16 h. 10 m.  narrated by Jonathan Davis rating 5 – (medium for a detective/thriller) This is the first of Balducci’s Camel Club books featuring Oliver Stone.  They’re good escape books – albeit a … Continue reading

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Trinity Six

The Trinity Six Charles Cumming mystery/spy – 2011 / 368 pages audio 11: 23 – read by John Lee rating 7.5 Almost John Le Carre – not quite.  But when the old Cold War animosities, intrigues and scandals are extended into … Continue reading

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