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Crash

Crash

Author(s): Toby Vintcent

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Formula One driver Remy Sabatino is leading the Drivers’ Championship, in a car that is the quickest of the season by far. But that also means Sabatino’s Russian teammate is the fastest too…Their rivalry couldn’t be more toxic ahead...

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Love in the strangest of places

Love in the strangest of places

Author(s): M Alexander

Location(s): Bangkok, London, Moscow

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Dan changes his mind on holiday to Bangkok. He sees the girls and the drinks and forgets about work with the rest but something is not right. He returns to London and takes the chance of redundancy when it...

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Snowdrops

Snowdrops

Author(s): A D Miller

Location(s): Moscow, Russia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 1990s -2000s

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That’s what the Russians call them – the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden...

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Kill with a Borrowed Knife: or Agent Ai

Kill with a Borrowed Knife: or Agent Ai

Author(s): Michael Wreford

Location(s): Beijing (Peking), China, Hong Kong, Moscow

Genre(s): Thriller

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China, the eve of the September 11 attacks. A powerful cyber weapon is about to be released. Only one man can stop it … Journalist and SIS (MI6) contract agent George Quant arrives on the run in Beijing. Estranged...

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Moscow Noir

Moscow Noir

Author(s): Natalia Smirnova

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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“crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings.” Dirty dealings in the middle of the night, in the snow, very louche, stereotypical Moscow? Judge for yourself

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Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules

Author(s): Daniel Silva

Location(s): Courchevel, Italy, Moscow

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 2000s

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The violent death of a journalist leads secret agent Gabriel Allon to Russia. But this is not the grim Moscow of Soviet times, but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and in thrall to a new generation of...

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One Night in Winter

One Night in Winter

Author(s): Simon Sebag Montefiore

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1945

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If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal? Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. But this...

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The End of Days

The End of Days

Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck

Location(s): Eastern Europe, Europe, Moscow

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 20th Century

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‘We are born and we die – but many things could happen in between. Which life do we end up living?’ From one of the most daring voices in European fiction, this is a story of the twentieth century...

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The Holy Thief

The Holy Thief

Author(s): William Ryan

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

Era(s): 1930s

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‘Set in 1936, Ryan’s impressive debut introduces Capt. Alexei Korolev of the Moscow Militia’s Criminal Investigation Division, who looks into the murder of a young woman found butchered in a church… Ryan, who merits comparison to Tom Rob Smith,...

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The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

Author(s): Mikhail Bulgakov

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Second half 20th century

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In Soviet Moscow, God is dead, but the devil – to say nothing of his retinue of demons, from a loudmouthed, gun-toting tomcat, to the fanged fallen angel Koroviev – is very much alive. As death and destruction spread...

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