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Moscow at Midnight

Sally McGrane
  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £3.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 288 pages
  • Dimensions (mm): 198 x 129
  • ISBN: 9781910192818
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192825
  • Genres: Contraband, Crime & thriller
  • Book tags: crime, thriller
  • Publication date: July 13, 2017

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A Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick*****

Max Rushmore is re-hired by the CIA to return to Moscow and investigate the death of a beautiful nuclear waste disposal expert. But Max, who can drink even the Russians under the table, soon uncovers all sorts of inconsistencies: could it even be that she is not dead at all?

So begins a game of cat-and-mouse that takes Max across Russia, from St Petersburg to Novosibirsk, as he follows his only clue: a rare Siberian diamond.

With all the breathless tension of classic espionage novels, Moscow at Midnight is both humorous and utterly enthralling – in every sense, a fast-paced pageturner of the old school.

REVIEWS OF Moscow at Midnight

"Grimy charm, acerbic wit." The Times & Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick

“Great! Tense right up to the final page... A multi-layered, thrilling novel that is diffcult to resist and hard to put down, even at the end.” – Süddeutsche Zeitung.

“Sally McGrane’s fantastic debut is a commentary on the madness of Russia, in general – and Moscow, in particular.” Die Welt.

“Perfect for anyone who loves exciting detective and spy stories.” – Sankt Michaelsbund.

“A worthy successor to John le Carré... A fast-paced, well-written spy thriller, full of unexpected twists and turns.” – Buchbord


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  • Rights: World English
  • BIC code(s): FHD
  • BISAC code(s): FIC022080

Moscow at Midnight

About the author

Sally McGrane

Sally McGrane was born in Berkeley, California, but has lived in Berlin for the last decade working as a journalist. She writes about the culture, business, politics and science of Western Europe, Russia and Ukraine for the New York Times, New Yorker, Die Zeit, Monocle and many other publications.