Category Archives: Thriller

Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré (Books To Read During A Pandemic, Part 14)

John Le Carré has not lost his touch! This was a fascinating inside look into what it means to be a spy in the time of Brexit and Trump. As always, Le Carré creates characters that are interesting and complex … Continue reading

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The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre

In 1973, Oleg Gordievsky, a Soviet intelligence agent became a double agent working for the British intelligence service, MI6.  Gordievsky was an unlikely spy since his parents were both KGB agents and he had lived a fairly affluent life with … Continue reading

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The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

I loved Steig Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series with Lisbeth Salander as the incredibly broken but strong and smart heroine. When the dust finally settled after Larsson’s sudden death and a new writer was chosen to continue the … Continue reading

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The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Ian Graham should have been happy, but instead he felt empty. He and his partner, Tony Rodomovsky had just  caught another German war criminal who was now on his way back to Germany to face justice. Ian had been a … Continue reading

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Sometimes a book surprises you by the depth of the world it creates, the uniqueness of its characters, and the grace and fluidity of its story telling. James has created one of those books! In a world unlike any other, … Continue reading

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Slow Horses by Mick Herron

Where do spies who are washed up, get exposed, screw up an operation, or drink too much go?  According to Mick Herron they go to Slough House, an organization in the heart of London that takes in all the broken … Continue reading

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Andrea’s mother Laura is a pillar of the community of Belle Island. As speech therapist she has helped many in the community find their words and be able to communicate fully. Andrea admires her mother and her quiet strength, her … Continue reading

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3 Seconds by Roslund & Hellstrom, translated by Kari Dickson

I have found that understanding how another country perceives crime and justice helps me understand their culture. One of the ways I do that is by reading crime novels set in other countries or cultures. In reading this book about … Continue reading

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The Miernik Dossier by Charles McCarry

I love books that are unexpected. Books with strange characters, books that have narrators that are untrustworthy, books that have unexpected plot twists and books that structured differently. The Miernik Dossier has all of these and something more-a careful and … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson

Faith Winters experienced a trauma no child should ever have to experience. On the weekend of her thirteenth birthday, at her family’s cabin by the lake, someone killed her father, her sister, her best friend and her best friend’s mother. … Continue reading

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