Recommended Read: The Twelfth Department by William Ryan

Paranoia and tension  permeate 1930s Moscow in The Twelfth Department, William Ryan’s third mystery novel to feature the ever harried Moscow police detective Captain Korolev. The tightly-woven story kicks off with a fast moving prologue, as Korolev and his cohorts capture the head of the Grey Fox gang in one of Moscow’s parks. This isContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Twelfth Department by William Ryan”

Recommended Read: The Bloody Meadow by William Ryan

It’s 1937 and at the close of a particularly harsh winter, Moscow Militia detective Captain Alexei Korolev receives an ominous  knock on the door in the dead of night. Korolev-  despite recently being  decorated after the events in William Ryan‘s cracking previous novel, The Holy Thief – expects the worse – to be dispatched to certain death in one of Siberia’s frozen prisonContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Bloody Meadow by William Ryan”