New Release Books by Len Deighton

Len Deighton is the author of Violent Ward (2022), Declarations of War (2022), City of Gold (2021), Hope (2021), MAMista (2021) and other 141 books.

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Violent Ward

release date: Jan 06, 2022
Violent Ward
'Superbly edgy. Entertaining, full of good one-liners' Sunday Times Downtown LA. Streetwise lawyer Mickey Murphy has a shabby office in a low-rent district, an ex who bleeds him dry and the kind of clients who would plead the Fifth if they could count that high. He's also been bought out by millionaire tycoon Zach Petrovitch - who just happens to be married to the love of Mickey's life. When she asks him for help, Mickey finds himself thrown into a world of Hollywood stars, shady schemes, riots - and murder. 'Crime at its most entertaining, filled with lively dialogue' Sunday Telegraph 'Deighton's ear for dialogue and eye for lunatic California are perfect' Sunday Express

Declarations of War

release date: Jan 06, 2022
Declarations of War
'Deighton really is something special' Sunday Times Len Deighton's only collection of short stories explores the devastating experiences of ordinary soldiers across over two thousand years of war. From Hannibal's march on Rome to the American Civil War, and from a British Hurricane pilot in the Second World War to a modern conflict played out in the Mexican borderlands, each of these stories shows the effects of war on the human character, and how it can lead to extraordinary deeds, both great and terrible. 'Len Deighton is a fearless observer of the deceptive human world' John Gray

City of Gold

release date: Nov 25, 2021
City of Gold
'A superb example of Deighton's craft' Robert Harris January 1942. Rommel's troops are at the gates of Egypt, soon to threaten Cairo itself. A spy has been leaking British secrets to the German commander, and Captain Albert Cutler has been sent to find them amongst the city's teeming streets and bazaars, before it is too late. But Cutler is not quite what he seems, and Cairo is a city of fool's gold, where nothing can be taken at face value. 'The pace of the story is compulsive ... it is a real pleasure to be swallowed up in Deighton's descriptions of wartime Cairo' Daily Telegraph 'A novel reminiscent in spirit to Casablanca. Play it again, Len' Kirkus Reviews

Hope

release date: Aug 26, 2021
Hope
A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL 'A master of fictional espionage' Daily Mail When Bernard Samson is woken in the middle of the night and discovers an injured man on his doorstep, he knows it will only bring trouble. It is the start of a dangerous journey to Zurich, rural Poland and the heart of a mystery that has tormented both him and his wife Fiona since they left East Berlin. Thrown into conflict with his superiors, and forced to question his job and his marriage, Bernard will learn, in the second part of the 'Faith, Hope and Charity' trilogy, whether treachery can ever be forgiven. 'He can still set the nerve ends jangling with a thriller set in the Cold War ... his sense of pace is extraordinary, as is his sense of mood' Sunday Telegraph

MAMista

release date: Nov 25, 2021
MAMista
'A superb novel ... you will be hooked from the first chapter and enjoy every line' Sunday Express Deep in the South American jungle the MAMista Marxist revolutionaries are fighting a hopeless, protracted war against a dictator - while the CIA see an opportunity. Amid the turmoil, three very different people - a doctor, a young firebrand and an educated revolutionary - find themselves thrown together and trapped at the heart of a battle where the enemy is uncertain, and there can be no winners. Len Deighton's first post-Cold War novel is a chilling and compelling story of revolution and betrayal. 'Moral ambiguity used to be called Greeneland. Since Graham Greene's death, at least part of it ought to be renamed Deightonsville' Time Magazine

XPD

release date: Oct 28, 2021
XPD
'A stunning spy story ... incomparable' Guardian It is the most dangerous secret of the Second World War, one that could destroy Britain's reputation forever. In 1940, a clandestine meeting took place between Churchill and Adolf Hitler. All records of it have been hidden, and anyone who discovers the truth dies - their file stamped XPD; Expedient Demise. But now what was buried is threatening to come to light, and SIS agent Boyd Stuart must stop it falling into the wrong hands, no matter how high the price. 'Deliciously sharp and flawlessly accurate dialogue, breathtakingly clever plotting ... a splendidly strongly told story' The Times

Close-Up

release date: Sep 30, 2021
Close-Up
Deighton draws on his personal experience of the cut-throat Hollywood film industry in this dark and compelling thriller Deighton's incendiary novel of the film industry uncovers a Hollywood Babylon for our time. Marshall Stone, international superstar and charismatic member of Hollywood's elite. Abundantly blessed with charm, genius and wealth, the one gift he most desires - everlasting youth - seems within his grasp when an eminent writer begins the star's biography. But painful memories and suppressed scandals threaten to expose the fiction of his life. Dazzled by flattery and numbed by threats, the biographer is caught up in the big-daddy world where books are properties, films are investments, ratings are rigged, and stars and directors are bought and sold like slaves at an auction. The rituals, the wheeler-dealing politics, and back-stabbing tactics of the richest industry in the world have never been more effectively portrayed. And at the heart of this glittering machine, a brilliant star who will do almost anything to remain untarnished.

Faith

release date: Aug 26, 2021
Faith
A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL 'The plotting is masterly, the atmospheric descriptions superb ... absolute bliss' Sunday Telegraph Summer 1987, the final years of the Cold War. Bernard Samson has been sent to East Germany to make contact with a KGB defector, codename VERDI, who claims to have access to top intelligence secrets. But something goes wrong, and Bernard must struggle to stay in the game. Fighting to keep his job and rebuild his shattered marriage, kept in the dark by London Central, he has no one he can trust, and nothing to depend on but his own faith. This is the first part of the 'Faith, Hope and Charity' trilogy. 'A string of brilliantly mounted set-pieces ... superbly laconic wisecracks' The Times

Goodbye Mickey Mouse

release date: Oct 28, 2021
Goodbye Mickey Mouse
'The sheer charge of the writing swept me into another world' The Times December 1943. A group of US fighter pilots is camped at a windswept air base in Norfolk. Their job is to escort bombers over Germany, and each mission could be their last. Among them are cocky Lieutenant Mickey Morse (nicknamed 'Mickey Mouse'), who is almost on his way to becoming a Flying Ace, and reserved Captain Jamie Farebrother, who is starting to fall in love with an English woman. All they have in common is their courage - until the day their lives converge in ways they could never have imagined. 'Truly astonishing in its recreation of a time and place ... it is a novel of memory, satisfying on every imaginable level' Washington Post

Spy Story

release date: Sep 30, 2021
Spy Story
'Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over' Malcolm Gladwell After six weeks in a nuclear submarine gathering computer data on Soviet activity, the mysterious, bespectacled spy known as Patrick Armstrong is desperate to return home. But when he arrives at his London flat, it appears to be occupied by someone who looks just like him - and he finds himself propelled into the heart of a conspiracy stretching from the remote Scottish highlands to the Arctic ice. Revisiting some of the characters from The IPCRESS File, Spy Story shows military games played out for real, and the Cold War turning dangerously hot. 'Menacing, beguiling ... a vintage Len Deighton thriller' The Times Literary Supplement A PATRICK ARMSTRONG NOVEL

Yesterday's Spy

release date: Sep 30, 2021
Yesterday's Spy
'Deighton at his best' Evening Standard Steve Champion - flamboyant businessman, former leader of an anti-Nazi network in the Second World War - is a man surrounded by mysteries. There are rumours he is still in the spying business. And suspicions that his fortune may be built on something nefarious; something he'd rather stayed secret. The Department are nervous, so Champion's oldest wartime ally is sent to the South of France to investigate. It's time to re-open the file on yesterday's spy, whatever the consequences. 'Tough, well-written and extremely readable' Daily Mail A PATRICK ARMSTRONG NOVEL

An Expensive Place to Die

release date: Sep 30, 2021
An Expensive Place to Die
'For sheer readability he has no peer' Evening Standard Paris in the 1960's caters for every taste, and nowhere more than at the private 'clinic' run by the enigmatic Monsieur Datt on Avenue Foch, which supplies psychedelic drugs and sexual favours to the city's elite - all the while secretly filming guests in order to blackmail them. Into this decadent underworld steps a bespectacled British spy. Sent on what seems like a simple mission, he soon finds himself playing a game where the rules are unknown - and even victory could be fatal. 'Take this excellent thriller at a single gulp' Sunday Times A PATRICK ARMSTRONG NOVEL

Winter

release date: May 06, 2021
Winter
'A monumental work ... brilliantly executed' Daily Telegraph 'The pace and tension leave one almost breathless. A frightening yet compelling novel' Sunday Telegraph Peter and Paul, the two sons of German businessman Harald Winter, are bonded together by a childhood trauma. But as they grow up the brothers also grow apart. When the shadow of the Third Reich falls they become divided by war and their differing ideals - only to meet again years later at the Nuremberg trials. An epic prelude to the Bernard Samson Game, Set and Match trilogy, Winter is a rich, tragic portrait of the fortunes of a family, and a nation, over half a century.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy

release date: Sep 30, 2021

London Match

release date: May 27, 2021
London Match
'Spying at its most captivating and intricate' The Times 'Deighton has woven an intricate and satisfying plot, peopled it with convincing characters and even given a new twist to the spy story. But then he is a master of the form' Washington Post Long-suffering spy Bernard Samson has, against all the odds, enticed a Soviet agent to defect to London - but this proves to be the start of something even bigger. For he learns that there is treachery within his own Service, and no one is free from suspicion. To discover who really controls the game of spies, he must attempt a desperate gamble. As the Game, Set and Match trilogy reaches its shattering finale, who will make the winning move? A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

The Spy Quartet: An Expensive Place to Die, Spy Story, Yesterday’s Spy, Twinkle Twinkle Little Spy

release date: Jan 15, 2015
The Spy Quartet: An Expensive Place to Die, Spy Story, Yesterday’s Spy, Twinkle Twinkle Little Spy
Four classic spy novels, four unnamed spies - just like Britain’s uber-cool sixties spy, ‘Harry Palmer’ - together in one e-bundle for the first time.

Charity

release date: Aug 26, 2021
Charity
A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL 'The master of espionage writing at his brilliant best' Mail on Sunday With the Cold War drawing to a close in the East, Bernard Samson is still haunted by the events that have turned his life upside down over the last ten years. But when he takes a train from Moscow to Berlin, he stumbles across a clue that may lead him to the truth at last - even though, in finding the answers, he could lose everything. Bringing the 'Faith, Hope and Charity' trilogy, and Bernard Samson's story, to a stunning conclusion, this final volume brilliantly shows the human cost of the spying game. 'The series represents a magnificent achievement in the field of espionage writing and Samson remains one of the great spies' Irish Times

World War 2 Thriller Collection: Winter, The Eagle Has Flown, South by Java Head

release date: Dec 12, 2013
World War 2 Thriller Collection: Winter, The Eagle Has Flown, South by Java Head
Presented for the first time, three classic war novels from the generals of the genre, Len Deighton, Jack Higgins & Alistair MacLean.

Len Deighton 3-Book War Collection Volume 1: Bomber, XPD, Goodbye Mickey Mouse

release date: Sep 26, 2013
Len Deighton 3-Book War Collection Volume 1: Bomber, XPD, Goodbye Mickey Mouse
Three classic novels of the Second World War by the ‘greatest war novelist of our time’, together in one e-bundle for the first time.

The Harry Palmer Quartet

release date: Jun 20, 2013
The Harry Palmer Quartet
The first four ‘Secret Files’ from the master of fictional espionage, Len Deighton, containing the international exploits of Britain’s uber-cool sixties spy, Harry Palmer, together in one e-bundle for the first time.

Spy Line

release date: Jul 29, 2021
Spy Line
'This is vintage Deighton' Sunday Times 'Spy Line is vigorous and sleazy, psychologically complex and action-packed. And it is always exciting' Daily Mail Bernard Samson is a spy on the run. But in the murky streets of Berlin, he knows where to hide. Wanted for an act of treachery he has not committed, he must not only escape the grasp of London Central, but get to the bottom of a tangled conspiracy that is about to change everything. In the thrilling penultimate instalment of the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy, Bernard's personal and professional life collide with devastating consequences. A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

Spy Hook

release date: Jul 29, 2021
Spy Hook
'A master of fictional espionage' Daily Mail 'In Deighton's best books - like this one - the narrative glides forward on rollers, and the scenes and characters fit perfectly into place. The result is marvellous' Independent Millions of pounds have gone missing, and the Department have sent agent Bernard Samson to Washington to track them down. But this mission is just the start of something far deeper and darker. It will take him from the English suburbs to Berlin, the South of France to Los Angeles and the heart of a maelstrom. In the first part of the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy, friends become enemies, pursuer becomes victim and no one - not even Bernard himself - is above suspicion. A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

Spy Sinker

release date: Jul 29, 2021
Spy Sinker
'Dazzling ingenuity and cleverness' Independent 'Chilling ... the writing is crisp and brutal' Daily Telegraph Of all the mysteries Bernard Samson has encountered, the greatest is his wife Fiona. Dedicated agent of the Service and a woman of secrets, she will risk everything to play the long game. As the truth about the decision that shattered their marriage is gradually revealed, the web of deception that has snared Bernard for ten years begins to unravel. In the gripping, tragic finale of the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy, everything we thought we knew is brought into question. A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

Blitzkrieg

release date: Jul 15, 2021
Blitzkrieg
A riveting history of the Nazi conquest of Western Europe This is the story of the Nazi conquest of western Europe, from Hitler's rise to power and 'lightning-fast war', to his fatal mistake in halting the German advance on Dunkirk in 1940. Drawing on technical mastery and interviews with both Allied and German participants, Blitzkrieg sets out the technical thinking behind the attack and the weapons that made it possible. It is a compelling, detailed account of Europe's darkest hour.
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