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Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
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I am not too terribly well versed in crime fiction, being fairly new to the genre, so I was hoping some people that know more might be able to help me find some interesting books. I have long been…Continue

Tags: DDR, GDR, east germany, soviet union, eastern bloc

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Mosedale Jan 27.

 

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Roger Mosedale replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"I would recommend Josef Skvorecky's 'Lieutenant Borovka' series if you can find them. Set in Prague in the '60s."
Jan 27
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Jul 26, 2015
Suzanne replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Olen Steinhauser "Bridge of Sighs" is the first book is a series located in a non-specified Eastern European country from the end of WWII on. The characters are police detectives; each book focuses on one person from this group."
Feb 26, 2014
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Feb 22, 2014
L. A. Starks replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"I like the Martin Cruz Smith books, most recently, Tatiana. I also liked The Historian and The 13th Tale. Finally, The Tiger's Wife by Tea Ohrent may also be of interest."
Feb 20, 2014
Karen Long replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Ooh I recall reading 'Monstrum' by Donald James and 'Stalin's Ghost' by Martin Cruz Smith and of course 'Gorky Park' my all round favourite book and film."
Jan 24, 2014
I. J. Parker replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Yes. They tend to be fairly political."
Jan 15, 2014
Colman replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Some of Olen Steinhauer's earlier books may well be worth checking out."
Jan 15, 2014
Famatta left a comment for Travis Stewart
"Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email gracekamara93@yahoo.comMiss Grace Kamara"
Dec 14, 2013
Travis Stewart replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"I read "Stasiland" a few years ago, but not the other books, so I will have to look them up. Sadly I do not see myself in Germany any time soon but there are a few locations I would like to see. Right now I am reading a few PhD theses…"
Dec 9, 2013
Mark Baker replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"I hope you enjoy his work.  By the way, if you haven't reda them, for non-fiction background, do try and get a copy of John R Koelhler's "Stasi" (Westview, 1999) and Frederick Taylor's "The Berlin Wall"…"
Dec 9, 2013
Travis Stewart replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Thanks for alerting me to this author. I had not heard of them before but I think they sound very interesting. I will have to pick up a couple of their books and read through them."
Dec 6, 2013
Mark Baker replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Stefan Heym's 'The Architects' may not be classic crime fiction but as an insight into life on the other side of the Berlin Wall and the intrusion of the state into everyday life, it's unique."
Dec 6, 2013
I. J. Parker replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Good.  I thought I posted about the same book earlier. The whole series is excellent, but GORKY PARK is probably the best."
Nov 28, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith?  A good book and a fine film in my opinion."
Nov 28, 2013
I. J. Parker replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"I hated that book!"
Nov 28, 2013

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Just a nerdy computer and science guy with an interest in crime fiction, especially those set in unusual locations. I am interested in game programming and would really enjoy working on a crime/spy adventure game. Tossing around a few ideas, either setting it somewhere in the eastern bloc, or in Meiji Japan, but nothing is set in stone at the moment.
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At 7:49am on December 14, 2013, Famatta said…

Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email gracekamara93@yahoo.com

Miss Grace Kamara

 
 
 

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