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The Holy Thief: A Captain Korolev Novel 1 Paperback – 1 May 2011

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  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0330508407
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0330508407
  • Dimensions : 13 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Publisher : Macmillan (1 May 2011)
  • Language: : English
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Praise for "The Holy Thief""Without a doubt, "The Holy Thief" is one of the best historical mysteries I've read in the last ten years."--David Liss"One of the year's most exciting [debuts] . . . While the search for Russian icons will bring to mind Martin Cruz Smith's brilliant "Gorky Park", Ryan puts a fresh, original spin on the briskly paced "The Holy Thief"."--Oline H. Cogdill, "Sun-Sentinel""Ryan, who merits comparison to Tom Rob Smith, makes palpable the perpetual state of fear. . . . Readers will hope Korolev has a long career ahead of him."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

About the Author

William Ryan is an Irish writer, living in London - having worked as a lawyer in the City for a number of years. In his spare time, he wrote on an occasional basis for television and film before completing a Masters in Creative Writing at St Andrews University in 2005.

His debut novel, The Holy Thief, is the first in a series of cases and adventures for Alexei Korolev, a detective working for the Moscow Criminal Investigation Division in 1930s Russia.

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