Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Seven top Russian spy novels

Ellen Crosby is a former reporter for The Washington Post, foreign correspondent for ABC News Radio and economist at the U.S. Senate. She has spent many years overseas in Europe, but now lives in Virginia with her husband. She is the author of the Wine Country mysteries and the Sophie Medina mysteries. The latest in the Wine Country mystery series is Bitter Roots.

[The Page 69 Test: The Vineyard Victims]

At CrimeReads Crosby tagged seven favorite Russian spy novels, including:
Red Widow by Alma Katsu

CIA insider Katsu’s unputdownable spy novel is the tale of two female CIA agents whose paths cross when one of them is given the assignment to find a mole inside the Agency’s Russia Division. Katsu also deftly explores the wrenching and heartbreaking choices that come with a life of secrets, lies, and, occasionally, betrayal. Already in pre-production for a tv series with Fox.
Read about another entry on the list--and learn about Crosby's adventures in the Soviet Union during the Cold War--at CrimeReads.

The Page 69 Test: Red Widow.

--Marshal Zeringue