Books by Simon Mawer

PRAGUE SPRING by Simon Mawer
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Making a strong return to the Eastern European setting of his acclaimed novel The Glass Room (2009), British author Mawer limns the Cold War to affecting and ultimately chilling effect."
During the calm before the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, two European couples in Prague get caught up in the era's false promise of love and freedom. Read full book review >
TIGHTROPE by Simon Mawer
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Very much in the vein of John le Carré—a damaged individual trapped in a complex and morally ambiguous international intrigue set on the stage of the early Cold War."
Mawer (Trapeze, 2012, etc.) dives into the hurricane of evil that was World War II and the Holocaust, examining the horror through Marian Sutro, an agent for Britain's Special Operations Executive whose life later becomes dezimformatsiya personified. Read full book review >
THE FALL by Simon Mawer
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Nothing new, really (the secret kept by one generation from another may not satisfy wholly once it's revealed), but well and skillfully done: the landscapes are wonderful, the history sharp, the climbing scenes awesome."
British author of the extraordinary Mendel's Dwarf (1998) returns with a much more ordinary tale of star-crossed love. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2001

"Readers who've enjoyed Arturo Perez-Reverte's sophisticated thrillers won't want to miss The Gospel of Judas. Mawer is rapidly proving himself one of the genre's contemporary masters."
Religious mystery, sexual intrigue, and the enigmas of identity—all are mingled together in this breathtakingly readable intellectual thriller. Read full book review >
MENDEL'S DWARF by Simon Mawer
Released: March 1, 1998

Britisher Mawer's fourth novel and first to appear here is a riveting tour de force of science, suspense, philosophy, and—well, love. Read full book review >