International Thrillers

Frank Tallis and Freud

Theme:  International Thrillers England~Frank Tallis A Death in Vienna by Brit writer Frank Tallis is a thriller that is palatable, meant for those who like their thrillers civilized and steeped in intellect.  It’s a polite whodunit with an added mystery of how’dtheydunit and filled with all the hat-tipping and decorum that has fallen tragically by…

Irish Author Writes Pre-WWI St. Petersburg Thriller

Theme: International Thrillers  Ireland~Ronan Bennett zug-zwang: –noun Chess. a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect. I will readily admit that after reading Nabokov’s The Defense(or the newer title, The Luzhin Defense), I am fascinated by chess novels, which almost categorically leads to a…