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I'd like to share what I know about: British Mysteries, European History

I'd like to discover more about: Contemporary British Fiction

Books brought me to Lunch.com.  My favorite genres are mysteries (especially British and other European crime fiction), history (particularly WW2 in Europe) and fiction.  With some friends, I have a mystery-related blog called Read Me Deadly, which you can visit at more

Reviews
The Secret Life of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay
Imagine being a member of a team whose work was said to have shortened World War II by at least two years–––and not being to tell anybody about it for decades. Your friends, neighbors …
reviewed Inferno by Max Hastings. September 15, 2012
Inferno by Max Hastings
Max Hastings's impressive achievement here is that he has written such a readable one-volume study of the war. The book's readability is largely due to Hastings's inclusion of so many views …
The Double Game, by Dan Fesperman
Dan Fesperman clearly loves classic books of espionage fiction. So many of them are worked into the plot of The Double Game, and I smiled each time I recognized one of them, like Manning Coles's Tommy …
reviewed Angelmaker. September 14, 2012
Angelmaker
Here's the thing. I very rarely give a book five stars. As a Mainer, I was brought up to practice moderation. To say I liked a book is fine, but to say I LOVED it is a display of flamboyant emotion …
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posted a Quick Tip about A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspect.... September 14, 2012
Clara Morrow, at age 50, is far beyond the age when most artists are discovered. Yet, on the evening this novel opens, she is about to enter the prestigious Musée d'Art Contemporain in Montreal …
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