The Night of Wenceslas

Lionel Davidson
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ISBN 9780571326846 Format Paperback
Published 07/07/2016 Length 256 pages

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The award-winning debut thriller from the bestselling author of Kolymsky Heights

'Quite simply the best thriller writer around.' Spectator

Nicolas Whistler is young, bored and in debt. When an opportunity to make some money arises, he can't turn it down. He is sent to Prague to carry out a simple assignment, but he soon finds himself trapped between the secret police and the clutches of the mysterious Vlasta. Whether he likes it or not, Nicolas is now a spy.

'Fast-moving, exciting, often extraordinarily funny.' Sunday Times

'Brilliant. Don't miss it.' Observer

  • About Lionel Davidson

    Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during World War II. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carré. It was followed by The Rose of Tibet (1962), A Long Way to Shiloh (1966) and The Chelsea Murders (1978). He has thrice been the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award and, in 2001, was awarded the CWA's Cartier Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award.

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