The Secret of Spandau by Peter Lovesey

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Spandau Prison has only one inmate: the most closely guarded prisoner in the world. His name is Rudolf Hess. A Nazi -- and one with a damaging tale to tell. Only Berlin correspondent Red Goodbody -- a newshound with courage and panache -- will be able to get close enough to the prisoner to unravel the mysteries of Spandau. But the KGB and M15, for opposing reasons, must protect the dangerous secret Hess may feel compelled to reveal.

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 March 27, 2001 by Severn House Publishers. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lovesey, honored this year with the British Crime Writers Association's Diamond Dagger award for lifetime excellence, sets three reporters loose to discover why Hitler confidante Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who secretly reoutfitted a Messerschmitt and flew it from Germany to Scotland to establish peace...

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