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Angel Avenger

Angel Avenger
  • Author(s): Tim Wickenden
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

September 1960. In the Spandauer forest Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, find a naked, tortured man tied to a tree. A cryptic message hangs from his neck. When another body appears, Max is sure...

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Stealing the Future

Stealing the Future
  • Author(s): Max Hertzberg
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1990s

A counter-factual spy thriller set in East Berlin in the early-1990s. The GDR still exists, but is on the edge of economic breakdown, partly due to a coal producing region is in the process of seceding from the GDR....

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The City in Flames

The City in Flames
  • Author(s): Michael Russell
  • Location(s): Berlin, Camden Town, Ireland, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): WW2

1940. A woman lands on the Scottish coast from a German flying boat and goes to ground, hunted by British Intelligence. Suspended from the Irish police for reasons he won’t explain, Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie is working on his...

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The Moment

The Moment
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine, in touch only with his daughter and still trying to recover from the end of a long marriage,...

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • Author(s): John le Carré
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

From the master of spy thrillers, John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a gripping story of love and betrayal at the height of the Cold War. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an afterword by...

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A Quiet Flame

A Quiet Flame
  • Author(s): Philip Kerr
  • Location(s): Berlin, Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1930s, 1950s

The action switches largely between Berlin in 1932 – and Bernie’s last abandoned case as a police officer when the mutilated body of a spastic teenage girl is discovered – and Buenos Aires in 1950 where he is invited...

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city-lit Berlin

city-lit Berlin
  • Author(s): Rory Maclain (Introduction)
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

Experience the haunting and exciting city of Berlin as never before, in the company of over sixty dazzling writers. Join them as Christopher Isherwood takes us to the cabaret David Bowie cycles through Berlin Anna Funder remembers Stasiland Ian...

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Fatherland

Fatherland
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler’s 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the...

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If The Dead Rise Not

If The Dead Rise Not
  • Author(s): Philip Kerr
  • Location(s): Berlin, Havana
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1930s to 1950s

Berlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already Germany has seen some frightening changes. As the city prepares to host the 1936 Olympics, Jews are being expelled from all German sporting organisations –...

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Learning German (badly)

Learning German (badly)
  • Author(s): Tim Luscombe
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Current

“Not many know and love Europe, and our complex relationship with it, like Luscombe. And no one can communicate that with such fantastically self-deprecating wit.” Federay Holmes, Associate Artist at the Globe Theatre London. With the possiblity looming that...

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