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City Under Siege

Atmospheric and intelligent, Michael Russell’s latest Stefan Gillespie novel is a tense and vivid thriller – the best kind. Set at the breakout of WWII, we follow Gillespie as he is drawn into a complex series of far-spanning but disturbingly similar murders, beginning with the brutal killing of a gay man in Soho, and extending to the dark streets of Malta.

Russell, as ever, skilfully crafts a vivid and believable picture of Europe at the beginning of the second World War, but without ever pulling you away from the tightly plotted intrigue that is at the heart of the narrative. It’s impossible not to keep turning the pages.

Christopher Sturtivant