Month: February 2018

Robert Harris Conclave Interview

The following interview with Robert Harris, author of the religious crime thriller, Conclave, is taken from the UK’s Catholic Herald.    Robert  Harris’s new thriller is set in a conclave. He talks about his love for the Vatican, his respect for the Pope, and how the Gospels left him ‘stunned’ As unseasonable October sunshine streams through a window high in Covent Garden, Robert Harris, the genial and welcoming author of Conclave, has every reason to be happy. His new book is a thriller set in the enclosed world of a fictional conclave. All the action takes place in the...

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Prague Nights by Benjamin Black

I’m currently reading the very stylish, moody, atmospheric crime thriller, Prague Nights, by noted crime writer, Benjamin Black. Mr. Black usually confines himself to moody, stylish pieces set in his native Dublin. However, Benjamin Black is the pen name for Irish writer and Booker Award winner (for The Sea), John Banville, who has written three historical novels set in Prague, focusing on the city’s greatest resident scientific revolutionaries, Johanes Kepler, Copernicus and Isaac Newton. Banville also wrote a beautiful book of sensitive vignettes on this most mystical of European cities, entitled, Prague Pictures, Portrait of a City.

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