Winter in Madrid
A popular mystery writer breaks out with this page-turning international bestseller set in post-Civil War Spain September 1940: the Spanish Civil War is over, Madrid lies in ruin, while the Germans continue their march through Europe, and General Franco evades Hitler's request that he lead his... show more
A popular mystery writer breaks out with this page-turning international bestseller set in post-Civil War Spain September 1940: the Spanish Civil War is over, Madrid lies in ruin, while the Germans continue their march through Europe, and General Franco evades Hitler's request that he lead his broken country into yet another war. Into this uncertain world comes a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service, sent to gain the confidence of Sandy Forsyth, an old school friend turned shady Madrid businessman. Meanwhile, an ex-Red Cross nurse is engaged in a secret mission of her own. Through this dangerous game of intrigue, C. J. Sansom's riveting tale conjures a remarkable sense of history unfolding and the profound impact of impossible choices.
Publish date: January 27th 2009
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, World War II
CJ Sansom is among my favorite writers, particularly for his unparalleled creation of Matthew Shardlake, who I've talked about so much my husband thought he was a real person. I started this book with some trepidation, however, wondering how I would feel about a non-Shardlake Sansom novel. The Mad...
This was actually the first ebook I started when I first got my Kobo Glo. However, I didn't finish it until recently. Truth be told, I'd never made it past the 70 pages mark since I found the story slow and the Dutch translation, for lack of a better way to describe it, weird. Set between the Span...
Disclaimer: English review below all those ugly German words. Krieg gegen die eigenen Leute, in Zeiten wo es "neutral" nicht mehr gibt. „Winter in Madrid“ war vielleicht nicht das Buch, das ich erwartet habe. Ich habe es mir gekauft, weil mir die Reihe um Matthew Shardlake von C.J. Sansom so gut g...
Atmospheric, ultimately depressing novel of Englanders in the Spanish Civil War.
bookshelves: historical-fiction, mystery-thriller, war, spies, revenge, published-2006 Read in February, 2009 A wonderful read, and so interesting from a historical point of view. Need to gen up on Kim Philby now.---I have indulged in too much fast and over the top fiction recently so this is a ...