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The Wolf Letters

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Southern England. August 1936.

An artefact from the dark ages - a wolf carved in jet black - is stolen from the archaeology department of St Matthew's College. A man is murdered in an antique store.

Historian George Haye translates two eighth-century documents for the investigating police, and is very soon nearly murdered himself. What is it about the documents? Aren't they
Paperback, 314 pages
Published 2011 by Hybrid Publishers
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Venetia Green
I was reading late into the night with this one. A fast-moving historical thriller situated both in an atmospheric 1930s English university town - it's not called Oxford but it may as well be - and the endless Germanic forests of the eighth century. What I loved most about this story (apart from the compulsive plot) was the vivid evocation of 1930s university life and of the wider British landscape. Strangely enough, the narratorial asides (such as upon tea as one of the fundamental engines of B ...more
An action-packed thriller from an exciting new Australian author.
Sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction and new readers alike.
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