City of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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A cultured city scarred by war. . . . An eastern émigré with scars and secrets of her own. . . . A young woman claiming to be a Russian grand duchess. . . . A brazen killer, as vicious as he is clever. . . . A detective driven by decency and the desire for justice.

. . . A nightmare political movement steadily gaining power. . . .

This is 1922 Berlin.

One of the troubled city's growing number of refugees, Esther Solomonova survives by working as secretary to the charming, unscrupulous cabaret owner "Prince" Nick, and she's being drawn against her will into his scheme to pass a young asylum patient off as Anastasia, the last surviving heir to the murdered czar of all Russia. But their found "princess," Anna Anderson, fears that she's being hunted—and this may turn out to be more than paranoia when innocent people all around her begin to die.

 

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Set in Berlin from 1922 to 1933, this suspense novel explores a turbulent time for the people of Germany, who are struggling with hyper-inflation, a depressed economy and a government unable to get ... Read full review

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User Review  - sbenne3 - LibraryThing

I love historical fiction, but this book drug on a little for me. There were a few too many characters to keep track of and I just never really got into the story. It was well-written with an interesting premise, but not one of my favorites. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
26
Section 3
44
Section 4
51
Section 5
63
Section 6
71
Section 7
86
Section 8
98
Section 14
203
Section 15
211
Section 16
236
Section 17
253
Section 18
278
Section 19
295
Section 20
311
Section 21
331

Section 9
122
Section 10
135
Section 11
147
Section 12
166
Section 13
187
Section 22
353
Section 23
367
Section 24
386
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About the author (2009)

Ariana Franklin was the award-winning author of Mistress of the Art of Death and the critically acclaimed, bestselling medieval thriller series of the same name, as well as the twentieth-century thriller City of Shadows. She died in 2011, while writing The Siege Winter.

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