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Human Rites

Human Rites

Author(s): J J Marsh

Location(s): Hamburg, Sylt

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Judgement is in the eye of the beholder Adrian Harvey, London wine merchant, has lost the Christmas spirit. Someone is stalking him, stealing his post and vandalising his shop. When the police question him after an anonymous tip-off, he’s...

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Stealing the Future

Stealing the Future

Author(s): Max Hertzberg

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1990s

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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 Moment

The Moment

Author(s): Douglas Kennedy

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

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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

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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

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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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All The Light We Cannot See

All The Light We Cannot See

Author(s): Anthony Doerr

Location(s): Brittany, Germany, St Malo

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): WW2

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War...

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Blue Night

Blue Night

Author(s): Simone Buchholz

Location(s): Hamburg

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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After convicting a superior for corruption and shooting off a gangster’s crown jewels, the career of Hamburg’s most hard-bitten state prosecutor, Chastity Riley, has taken a nose dive: she has been transferred to the tedium of witness protection to...

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city-lit Berlin

city-lit Berlin

Author(s): Rory Maclain (Introduction)

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Various

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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

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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

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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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