Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What is Leighton Gage reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Leighton Gage, author of Perfect Hatred.

His entry begins:
I’m re-reading Erskine Childer’s The Riddle of the Sands.

It’s dated, of course, but that doesn’t bother me. I’m a sucker for espionage stories, I still like to re-read Maugham’s Ashenden, and I remain a committed fan of everything Eric Ambler ever wrote. (Speaking of Ambler, you might like to read this review of The Light of Day that I wrote back in February of 2010, for The Rap Sheet.

So what’s special about The Riddle of the Sands?

Firstly, the book itself.

Some say it was the first espionage novel. (It wasn’t...[read on]
About Perfect Hatred, from the publisher:
Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team have a heavy work load with several high-profile cases. First, a suicide bombing that was apparently the work of a militant Islamist group. Then, a gubernatorial candidate is assassinated in broad daylight at a campaign rally. Could the cases be related? To complicate Silva's investigation, a criminal with a very bad grudge against the Chief Inspector has been released from prison and is plotting ugly revenge.
Learn more about the book and author at Leighton Gage's website and the Murder is Everywhere blog.

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--Marshal Zeringue