After winning the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller this year AND being awarded the Scottish Crime Book of the Year award at Bloody Scotland, we are thrilled to say that Charles Cumming’s A Foreign Country has been selected as the Sunday Times best thriller of the year AND was one of the Guardian’s best thrillers of 2012.
We are so chuffed for Charles. This is one of the books this year that reviewers are raving about so if you haven’t read it yet, make sure you add the classy hardback edition to your Christmas wish list OR if you can’t wait, you can download it on to your e-reader right now!
Want to know what people have been saying? Here are just SOME of the reviews we’ve had in…
- ‘Often compared to John Le Carré, Cumming here emerges from his shadow in a thriller that has everything you could ask for – a twisty, sexy plot, topical themes, memorable characters and plentiful spy lore’ Sunday Times Books of the Year, Best Thriller
- ‘The spook tradecraft is unerringly accurate … We are in Smiley country, but with extra 21st century nuance … Cumming has an exquisite touch and we should treasure him’ Daily Mail
- ‘Fans of le Carré who’ve been feeling bereft lately will undoubtedly appreciate Charles Cumming’s latest spy thriller, A Foreign Country.’ Guardian Thrillers of the Year
- ‘Charles Cumming is an astonishing (and to me) new talent: his spy thriller A Foreign Country is surely a film waiting to be made’ Scotland on Sunday
- ‘Two decades after the Cold War, there is a new generation of spy novelists, and Charles Cumming is one of the best of them’ Mail on Sunday
- ‘Refreshing, plausible and effective … Best of all is the sheer pace of the narrative … This book is perfect travel reading because, once you’ve started it, it’s not easy to put it down’ The Spectator
- ‘A rollercoaster of a ride … Bang up-to-date and well-written spy thriller’ The Sun
- ‘Don’t start this novel close to bedtime: you are likely to be up for most of the night to find out how it ends. It grips the reader’s attention from the first page, and there is no skipping paragraphs. Every word matters … It is all eminently plausible … A fast-moving treat’ The Scotsman
- ‘Eat your heart out Daniel Craig … Cumming showcases meticulous research and insight into the undercover life of spies’ GQ