Posts tagged Germany

Mysterious Book Report No. 361 – Against ...

Mysterious Book Report Against Nature

Against Nature by Casey Barrett Kensington Books, $26.00, 335 pages, ISBN 978-1-4967-0971-4 Before Germany was reunified some thirty years ago, it was divided into east and west halves after World War II. West Germany was controlled by England, France and the United States, and was democratic. East Germany was under the auspices of the Soviet […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 267 – A Hero O...

Mysterious Book Report A Hero Of France

A Hero of France  by Alan Furst Random House, $27.00, 234 pages, ISBN 978-0-8129-9649-4 On September 1, 1939, German Armed Forces invaded Poland with tanks, armored infantry divisions and dive bombers. Great Britain and France declared war on Germany the next day and World War II began. Poland surrendered two weeks later. The German forces […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 247 – Spoils O...

Mysterious Book Report Spoils Of Victory

Spoils of Victory by John A. Connell Berkley/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 372 pages, ISBN 978-0-425-28156-7 Late last year an authentic, entertaining, and exciting new detective series hit the bookstores and became an instant success. Part crime fiction, part historical fiction and part military fiction, the novel featured a U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) named […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 234 – Ruins Of...

Mysterious Book Report Ruins Of War

Ruins of War by John A Connell Berkley/Penguin-Random House, $26.95, 372 pages, ISBN 978-0-425-27895-6 Every time we start thinking that the deep, thoroughly-explored and fully-drawn well of World War II stories is about to run dry . . . along comes another author with a whole new, and fascinating point of view, coupled together with […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 160 – Then We ...

Mysterious Book Report Then We Take Berlin

Then We Take Berlin by John Lawton Grove Atlantic Inc., $26.00, 418 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2196-7 I’ve always enjoyed reading historical fiction or crime and espionage novels, as well as most anything to do with World War II and the early cold war period.  When I found an unfamiliar author who had just written a novel […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 119 – A Man Wi...

Mysterious Book Report A Man Without Breath

A Man Without Breath (Bernie Gunther) by Philip Kerr A Miriam Wood Book/Putnam/Penguin, $26.95, 465 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16079-0 A nation without religion—that is like a man without breath.–Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, 1933-45.  He had total control of the press, radio and all aspects of German culture during that time.  It was […]