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A Gathering of Saints

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  116 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Riveting in intensity, A Gathering of Saints defies belief - yet the characters, the crimes, the lies, the treachery, and the terror portrayed here are based on true but secret episodes from the dark early hours of the Second World War. At summer's end in 1940, London skies turn war-black as Hitler's airborne hordes begin the Blitz. From the bustling working-class East End ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Pocket Books (first published 1996)
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Gram
Apr 16, 2016 Gram rated it really liked it
A terrific World War II thriller that features British, German and American spies, a crazed serial murderer with an ingenious killing device and treasonous British politicians, plotting to appease Hitler and allow the Nazis to turn Britain into a puppet state. Ranged against them is a Scotland Yard detective, Morris Black and counter-intelligence officer Guy Liddell, along with British spymaster, Maxwell Knight (both real life characters) and a female American journalist, who also works for the ...more
Bill
Feb 04, 2008 Bill rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
This is set in London during the German raids of Word War II.
During each raid, a serial killer strikes. This is a fascinating story at a terrifying time in history.
It has it all, suspense, intrigue, mystery. Very enjoyable.
Beverly
Jan 07, 2010 Beverly rated it liked it
Set in 1940 during the London blitz, this novel combines police procedural, serial killers, and spies. Hyde uses real life characters like Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, and Joseph Kennedy. This may be distracting.
Peter
Aug 22, 2009 Peter rated it liked it
Christopher Hyde's thriller set in the Blitz during World War II as a hunt for a Jack The Ripper style killer is underway. Hyde knows how to construct thrillers. this is one of his better ones.
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Jun 25, 2009 Jak rated it it was ok
This book didn't do it for me. I didn't feel the suspence/thriller eliment nor felt any affection for the characters.
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Christopher Hyde has worked as a researcher, editor, TV interviewer specialising in stories of technology, intelligence and the environment.
He also writes using the pseudonyms

A.J. Holt.
Paul Christopher.
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