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Critique of Criminal Reason

Critique of Criminal Reason

Author(s): Michael Gregorio

Location(s): Kaliningrad (Königsberg)

Genre(s): Crime

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Hanno Stiffeniis, a rural magistrate, is asked come to Königsberg to solve a series of murders that have caused terror in the city: set against the Napoleonic Wars 1803/4.

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Kolymsky Heights

Kolymsky Heights

Author(s): Lionel Davidson

Location(s): Siberia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 20th Century

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Kolymsky Heights. A frozen Siberian hell lost in endless night. The perfect location for an underground Russian research station. It’s a place so secret it doesn’t officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist...

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Russka

Russka

Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Historical, Short Stories

Era(s): Various

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

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The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome

The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome

Author(s): Roland Chambers

Location(s): England, Russia

Genre(s): Biography

Era(s): First half of the 20th Century

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Arthur Ransome is best known for the twelve immortal ”Swallows and Amazons” books he wrote on his return from Russia in 1928. From his prose he appears a genial and gentle Englishman, who, like his protagonists, pursued benign maritime...

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The Red Coffin

The Red Coffin

Author(s): Sam Eastland

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1939

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It is 1939. The world stands on the brink of Armageddon. In the Soviet Union, years of revolution, fear and persecution have left the country unprepared to face the onslaught of Nazi Germany. For the coming battles, Stalin has...

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The Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia

The Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia

Author(s): Jeremy Poolman

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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The Road of Bones is the story of Russia’s greatest road. For over 200 years, the route of the Vladimirka Road has been at the centre of the nation’s history, having witnessed everything from the first human footsteps to...

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The Romanov Prophecy

The Romanov Prophecy

Author(s): Steve Berry

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 20th Century and near future

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History is being made and Miles Lord has a ringside seat. The people of Russia have voted to bring back the tsar, a ruler to be selected from the distant relatives of Nicholas II, who was murdered along with...

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The Secret Speech

The Secret Speech

Author(s): Tom Rob Smith

Location(s): Russia

Era(s): 1950s

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The Soviet Union 1956: after Stalin’s death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture. Stalin’s successor Khrushchev pledges reform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget the past. Leo Demidov, former MGB officer,...

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The Two Rooms

The Two Rooms

Author(s): R Leigh Turner

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Horror, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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VOLUME 1 IN THE “HOTEL HORROR” SERIES OF SHORT STORIES Meet Ms N – hotelier extraordinary. Ms N can keep her head when confronted with any number of crises and keep all her customers happy – but guests who...

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Königskinder

Königskinder

Author(s): Gernot Gricksch

Location(s): Hamburg, Moscow

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 1970s -2000s

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Zuerst die gute Nachricht: Ja, es gibt sie wirklich, die eine große wahre Liebe und den einen Menschen, den das Schicksal für uns vorherbestimmt hat. Dummerweise ist das Schicksal manchmal aber etwas schlampig bei der Durchführung seiner Pläne. So...

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