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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

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...

Midnight in St Petersburg

Midnight in St Petersburg
  • Author(s): Vanora Bennett
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

St Petersburg,1911: Inna Feldman has fled the pogroms of the south to take refuge with distant relatives in Russia’s capital city. Welcomed into the flamboyant Leman family, she is apprenticed into their violin-making workshop. With her looks and talents,...

Moscow Noir

Moscow Noir
  • Author(s): Natalia Smirnova
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

“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

Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules
  • Author(s): Daniel Silva
  • Location(s): Courchevel, Italy, Moscow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2000s

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...

One Steppe Beyond

One Steppe Beyond
  • Author(s): Thom Wheeler
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1990s

Travelling across the former Soviet Union is a challenge at the best of times – but in a dilapidated VDub… that’s got to be plain daft… hasn’t it? I was in my prime, hungry to make a mark on...

Ostland

Ostland
  • Author(s): David Thomas
  • Location(s): Berlin, Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

February 1941, wartime Berlin. Brilliant, idealistic young detective Georg Heuser joins the Murder Squad in the midst of the biggest manhunt the city has ever seen. A serial killer is slaughtering women on S-Bahn trains and leaving their battered...

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow
  • Author(s): Jason Matthews
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A Russian honey trap agent targets a young CIA operative to uncover a senior-ranking mole at the heart of the Russian Intelligence service. Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin’s Russia, the country she...

Red Winter

Red Winter
  • Author(s): Dan Smith
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1920

It is 1920, central Russia. The Red Terror tightens its hold. Kolya has deserted his Red Army unit and returns home to bury his brother and reunite with his wife and sons. But he finds the village silent and...

Russka

Russka
  • Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Russka is the story of the history of the Russian heartland, in Edward Rutherfurd’s proven style. He traces family stories through short stories.

Sashenka

Sashenka
  • Author(s): Simon Montefiore
  • Location(s): Russia, St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Winter, 1916. In St Petersburg, snow is falling in a country on the brink of revolution. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen...

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