“The Spy Who” – The Art – Part 2

In honor of John le Carré's new release, The Pigeon Tunnel, throughout the month of September I'm highlighting some trivia about his past novels. I thought about including this one with the other The Spy Who Came in from the Cold editions in part one but this seemed worthy of a couple posts of it's …

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Eric Ambler’s First Lines

In my research on Eric Ambler’s “lost” novel, "Gentleman from Abroad," I saw a few first lines from his previous novels. As I looked through them, I realized that they were a master class in getting your reader interested in your story from the start. Sure there are a couple that aren’t as intriguing as …

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The Spies who Never Were – Lost Manuscripts

One of the ideas that can set a book lover’s mind aflutter is the idea of a “lost” story by one of their favorite authors. This is especially true for fans of espionage fiction. Finding a famous author’s lost gem hit a new high with the release of Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz. This latest …

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Quiller Meridian by Adam Hall

There's something about the first person narrative that can really make a spy novel come alive. I think it's the fact that you are stuck inside the spy's head with all the paranoia that being alone and undercover would require. There was no writer better at this than Adam Hall in his Quiller novels. His spy, codenamed …

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