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Stasi Child A Compelling Cold War Thriller by David Young
  

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Winner of the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 2016.

East Berlin, 1975. When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But when she arrives she realises this is a death like no other. In a world of conspiracy and espionage, can Karin Muller find the truth? Stasi Child is David Young's brilliant and page-turning debut novel.

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Synopsis

Stasi Child A Compelling Cold War Thriller by David Young

It seems the girl was trying to escape - but from the West. Muller is a member of the People's Police, but in East Germany her power only stretches so far. The Stasi want her to discover the identity of the girl, but assure her the case is otherwise closed - and strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this is not a regime that tolerates a curious mind, and Muller doesn't realise that the trail she's following will lead her dangerously close to home ...

Reviews

Praise for Stasi Child:

'Deft, assured storytelling, a compelling new detective and a fascinating setting - I was up late to finish it!' - Gilly Macmillan, author of Burnt Paper Sky

'One of the best reads I've had in ages. With its masterful intertwining of dual storylines and its stark portrayal of life behind the Berlin Wall, this is a cracking debut.' - David Jackson, bestselling author of Cry Baby

About the Author

David Young

David Young was born near Hull and - after dropping out of a Bristol University science degree - studied Humanities at Bristol Polytechnic. Temporary jobs cleaning ferry toilets and driving a butcher's van were followed by a career in journalism with provincial newspapers, a London news agency, and international radio and TV newsrooms. He now writes in his garden shed and in his spare time supports Hull City AFC.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th February 2016

Author

David Young

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Publisher

twenty7

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Historical Fiction
2016 CWA Daggers

Thriller / suspense
Historical mysteries

ISBN

9781785770067

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