Books by John Lawton

THEN WE TAKE BERLIN by John Lawton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A wonderfully complex and nuanced thriller, first in a new series, by the creator of Inspector Troy (A Lily of the Field, 2010, etc.)."
A dangerous assignment in East Berlin is fraught with complex memories from postwar Europe. Read full book review >
A LILY OF THE FIELD by John Lawton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Another complex and compellingly readable historic thriller from Lawton, full of profound questions and memorable characters."
Inspector Troy probes a murder with tangled roots in the recently ended Second World War. Read full book review >
SECOND VIOLIN by John Lawton
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"History and politics again add depth and texture to Lawton's impressively complex thriller."
Lawton's sixth installment of Frederick Troy's adventures not only goes back in time from previous entries (A Little White Death, 2006, etc.) but also expands its scope from Frederick alone to the equally active lives of his father and brother. Read full book review >
A LITTLE WHITE DEATH by John Lawton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Lawton's shaggy plot reflects all the turmoil and moral ambiguity of the times, and he writes like a house afire."
Turmoil and a scandalous trial rock the British Foreign Office, evoking both the Cambridge spies and the notorious Christine Keeler. Read full book review >
FLESH WOUNDS by John Lawton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2005

"The overstuffed plot is anchored by Troy's fundamental decency—bruised and jaded, he's still an improbable romantic—and by smart, brittle prose from Lawton (Bluffing Mr. Churchill, 2004, etc.). "
Personal dysfunction complicates the investigation of a local crime family. Read full book review >
BLUFFING MR. CHURCHILL by John Lawton
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Brisk but uncompelling. The chapters from American Cal's perspective seem veddy British."
In 1941 London, a Scotland Yard detective and an American Army captain team up to ferret out a spy. Read full book review >
OLD FLAMES by John Lawton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Lawton's brooding, sophisticated prose effectively captures a troubled era. Peopled by flawed adults struggling to know and act on the truth in a time of moral turmoil, Old Flames is unforgettable."
A Cold War thriller that bids fair to catapult its author (Black Out, 1995) into le Carré/Furst territory. Read full book review >
BLACK OUT by John Lawton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 1995

A severed human arm leads to an unholy web of spying, murder, and betrayal in war-torn London: a first novel from BBC-TV filmmaker Lawton. Sgt. Read full book review >