Blogs in July 2023

Mole Creek 5th July 2023

In the tiny Tasmanian town of Mole Creek, retired Australian cop and Vietnam veteran Pete McAuslan has retreated to his fishing cabin to write his memoirs. In Sydney, his grandson, journalist and trashy true crime author Xander, learns that...

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The Man In The Corduroy Suit 4th April 2023

British intelligence is in a state of panic. Cracks are appearing, or so a run of disciplinary cases would suggest. To cap it all, a retired MI5 officer collapses, the victim of what looks like a Russian poisoning. Leonard...

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The Spy Across The Water 2nd March 2023

From one of our most treasured BBC broadcasters, The Spy Across the Water is the third instalment in James Naughtie’s brilliant spy series, woven around three brothers bound together forever through espionage. We live with our history, but it...

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The Chase 23rd February 2023

These are the instructions sent to new operative Emma Makepeace. She’s been assigned to track down a man wanted by the Russians and bring him into MI5. It should be easy. But the Russians have eyes everywhere. Emma knows...

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Tomás Nevinson 17th February 2023

‘The most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature’ Boston Globe Spain in the 1990s is beset by a simmering campaign of terror from Basque separatists ETA, with periodic atrocities shattering an illusory calm. Against this backdrop, retired...

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