The Secret of Spandau by Peter Lovesey

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Garrick and the others pursue this theory at their peril. Lovesey (Another One Goes Tonight and 15 other Peter Diamond mysteries) does a good job suspending disbelief while he keeps the pages turning.
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Rudolf Hess was the most closely guarded prisoner in the world. Forty-five years after his capture in Scotland on a supposed peace mission he was still in Spandau Prison. Why was it necessary to keep him there so long? He was a Nazi -- but one with a damaging tale to tell.

If anyone can reach him it is Berlin correspondent Red Goodbody, known for his foolhardiness, but also for his daring and panache. The fear is that the stability of Western Europe may be undermined by what Hess can reveal; and so both the KGB and MI5 move into action to protect the extraordinary secret of Spandau.
 

About Peter Lovesey

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Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. He was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His first mystery novel was Wobble to Death which introduced Victorian detective Sergeant Cribb. He later introduced Peter Diamond and Bertie in his novels to follow. He also writes under the pseudonym Peter Lear. His works have been translated into 22 languages and several of them were adapted for television and film. Lovesey's works have earned him numerous awards. He is a three time winner of the CWA Silver Dagger. He also won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in recognition of his career in mystery writing. He is the recipient of the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize. Internationally, he has won the Grand Prix de littérature Policiére and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures.
 
Published July 1, 2016 by Severn House Digital. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Above average
on Jun 24 2017

Garrick and the others pursue this theory at their peril. Lovesey (Another One Goes Tonight and 15 other Peter Diamond mysteries) does a good job suspending disbelief while he keeps the pages turning.

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