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Murder in Moscow

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Foreign correspondent George Gerney, traveling to Moscow to report for his newspaper on post-war changes there, finds himself in the company of a pro-Soviet delegation. His aloof attitude towards his fellow passengers receives a jolt when one of them is murdered in Moscow.
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Chivers North America (first published 1965)
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Jeremy Trevathan
Feb 21, 2012 Jeremy Trevathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, classic
Murder in Moscow was the fourth novel of Andrew Garve, a nom de plume of the author Paul Winterton, one of the founders of the Crime Writer's Association in the UK. Andrew Garve displays all his powers of really atmospheric scene setting and powerfully driven plotting with an almost filmic quality in this novel. Read this to observe a master crime writer at work! Having said that this novel is of its time. The reading experience is equivalent to watching an old Hollywood movie of the 40s on a Su ...more
Oct 05, 2012 ricoeurian rated it it was amazing
Set in Moscow in 1951, this closed-room mystery tells of a batty UK delegation of would-be Communists who arrive to take a guided tour around Stalin’s best bits - they are blinkered and foolish, and they rapidly get up the nose of experience Russian correspondent George Verney.
As the story begins, Verney, and the rest of the Foreign Press Corps, follow the delegation from school to factory to party, trying to squeeze a story out of the flim-flam being put on show. The press and the delegates are
Jan 03, 2015 Kathy rated it really liked it
Garve never disappoints. This book was also published in the US as Murder Through the Looking Glass. A fun who-dun-it.
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Reading the 1951 American edition, under the title Murder Through the Looking Glass.
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Classic 1950's atmospheric crime novel. A whodunnit set in Moscow.
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Andrew Garve was the pen name of Paul Winterton (1908-2001). He was born in Leicester and educated at the Hulme Grammar School, Manchester and Purley County School, Surrey, after which he took a degree in Economics at London University. He was on the staff of The Economist for four years, and then worked for fourteen years for the London News Chronicle as reporter, leader writer and foreign ...more
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