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Moscow Calling

Moscow Calling

Author(s): Angus Roxburgh

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 20th century

In the course of the past 45 years, Angus Roxburgh has translated Tolstoy, met four successive Russian presidents and been jinxed by a Siberian shaman. He has come under fire in war zones and been arrested by Chechen thugs....

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Murder on the Strike of Five

Murder on the Strike of Five

Author(s): M P Peacock

Location(s): Moscow, Russia

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Era(s): 1917

Moscow, Russia, February 1917. As the tinder-box of Revolution ignites, Inspector Vladimir Lesnoy gets a vital lead in an investigation he has been working on for years – the case of a brutal serial killer. Aboard the Trans-Siberian Express,...

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Stalin’s Gold

Stalin’s Gold

Author(s): Mark Ellis

Location(s): Europe, Russia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1938 and WW2

December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman Beria to track it down. September 1940 London. Above the city the Battle of Britain rages and the bombs rain...

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Tatiana

Tatiana

Author(s): Martin Cruz Smith

Location(s): Kaliningrad (Königsberg)

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 2010s

In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire...

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The Big Red Train Ride

The Big Red Train Ride

Author(s): Eric Newby

Location(s): Central Asia, Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1970s

The only continuous land route between Western Europe and the Pacific coast of the USSR, the Trans-Siberian Railway covers nearly a 100 degrees of longitude, seven time zones and 5900 miles in a journey lasting 192 hours and 35...

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The Corruption of Chastity

The Corruption of Chastity

Author(s): Frank Westworth

Location(s): Russia, The Mediterranean

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

The solitary female sniper squints against the scorching desert sun. Takes the shot. Men die. The solitary female assassin slashes her target’s artery. Fades into the Alpine forest. Men die. The betrayed covert operative silences his sadness with the...

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The Cypriot Agent

The Cypriot Agent

Author(s): J R Rogers

Location(s): Beirut, Famagusta, Istanbul (Constantinople), Novorossiysk

Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): 1974

A Cold War novel of foreign intrigue. An intricate thriller of espionage and foreign intrigue, the novel turns on a Cypriot hit man hired by the CIA.

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The Diamond Chariot: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin

The Diamond Chariot: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin

Author(s): Boris Akunin

Location(s): Japan, Russia

Genre(s): Crime, Historical

Era(s): 1905 onwards

The House of Special Purpose

The House of Special Purpose

Author(s): John Boyne

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 20th Century

Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer’s son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin’s bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to...

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The Ice Master

The Ice Master

Author(s): Jennifer Niven

Location(s): Arctic, Siberia

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Early 20th century

The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned...

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