Category Archives: Financial

Affairs of State, by Dominique Manotti

Affairs of State (Eurocrime) Affairs of State by Dominique Manotti.Translated by Ros Schwartz and Amanda Hopkinson.(EuroCrime, Arcadia, 2009. First published in France, 2001.)   This superbly exciting political thriller, set in the 1980s, takes as its premise a saying of … Continue reading

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Dark Times in the City, by Gene Kerrigan

  Dark Times in the City I've been eagerly anticipating Gene Kerrigan's third novel, having enjoyed LITTLE CRIMINALS and THE MIDNIGHT CHOIR so much, and I am not disappointed. Right from the first page, the reader is grabbed by the … Continue reading

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Meltdown, by Martin Baker

Meltdown "Do you know who you're working for?" is the question under the title on the cover of this financial thriller. At first, the answer seems to be a Rupert Murdoch-like figure, as an exhaustively detailed head-hunting exercise is carried … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mikael Blomkvist is a financial journalist in Sweden who, as publisher and co-owner of the independent magazine Millennium, is able to publish hard-hitting investigations into the shady dealings of the country's richest companies. He … Continue reading

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The Sky Blue Parcel

The Sky Blue Parcel Jane Charles (nee Quinn) works for the Treasury Department for the British civil service. A reputable businessman, David Mandell, has drowned while swimming in his basement pool, and £250 million has gone missing. Jane is investigating … Continue reading

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The Blood Partnership

  The Blood Partnership Ben Spencer's online marketing company, The Blood Partnership, relies heavily on Westlake, a property developer, for most of its business. Westlake is owned by a Robert Maxwell-like magnate, Jack Westlake, assisted by his two sons, Alex, … Continue reading

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