Two Historical Suspense Novels

Pierre Lemaitre’s The Great Swindle and Kjell Westö’s The Wednesday Club*: two prize-winning historical suspense novels that deal, one way or another, with the aftermath of the First World War. The Great Swindle was the winner of France’s Prix Goncourt – an almost unprecedented feat for a writer who cut his teeth on crime fiction – and is currently being adapted for the big screen for release in 2017. The Wednesday Club …

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