Mysterious Book Report No. 267 – A Hero Of France

By |2017-03-22T20:35:07+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

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 occupied Poland, loaded their weapons and combat troops onto railroads, and headed west, right

Mysterious Book Report No. 177 – Midnight in Europe

By |2016-07-17T09:30:44+00:00July 17th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst Random House/Penguin, $27.00, 251 pages, ISBN 978-1-4000-6949-1 If you’re a fan of noir fiction, tales of WWII exploits or spy thrillers, you’ll love this week’s MBR . . . an espionage novel set in Paris in 1938, on the eve of World War II, just as the Spanish Civil War is coming to an end. Generalissimo Franco’s Nationalist forces, together with their Nazi

Mysterious Book Report No. 57 – Blood of Victory

By |2016-03-02T07:43:12+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Blood of Victory by Alan Furst Random House, 2002, $24.95, 237 pages, ISBN 978-0-375-50574-1 It’s an undisputed fact that the Twentieth Century was the absolute bloodiest in human history.  The Twentieth opened up with the Boer War, in which the British Empire asserted its sovereignty over South Africa at the expense of the white Afrikaans settlers and their German allies.  In rapid succession came World War I, “the Great