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James Davis
 
Bleeding Heart Square
Bleeding Heart Square
"Atmosphere soaked Gothic set in 1930s london with a Hardyian (a la Thomas Hardy) downfall..."
The Thin Man (Essential Penguin)
The Thin Man (Essential Penguin)
"Nick and Nora, plus Aster  - a great martini soaked crime caper!"
Noho
Noho
"Nick Valentine gets on the wrong side of just about everyone before putting things right in 1930s Soho"
The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service (Penguin Classics)
The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service (Penguin Classics)
"Tension builds in Europe in the build up to WW1 and spies mingle on the seemingly placid inland waterways of Europe."
Stratton's War
Stratton's War
"Murder and espionage mingle in London"
Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery)
Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery)
"Great sense of time, place, pace and drama."
Full Dark House: (Bryant & May Book 1)
Full Dark House: (Bryant & May Book 1)
"Blitz detectives in a thrilling read"
The Thirty-Nine Steps (Penguin Classics)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (Penguin Classics)
"Britain pre WW11 and the tension of the time is captured brilliantly."
The Information Officer
The Information Officer
"Great book set in the claustrophobia of the Malta siege of WW2."
Uncommon Danger (Penguin Modern Classics)
Uncommon Danger (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Another brilliant book from Ambler, a journalist smuggles an envelope over the Austrian border with dire consequences."