Moscow at Midnight

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. Moscow at Midnight is her first novel.

Moscow at Midnight

by Sally McGrane

  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £3.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781910192818
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192825



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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