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Blackout - Simon Scarrow

Blackout - Simon Scarrow

Title: Blackout

Author:  Simon Scarrow

ISBN:  9781472258540

Weight:  990 g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Blackout by Simon Scarrow

The stunning Second World War thriller from the celebrated Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Scarrow

Berlin, December 1939

As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip.  Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, as the bleak winter sun sets.

When a young woman is found brutally murdered, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under immense pressure to solve the case, swiftly.  Treated with suspicion by his superiors for his failure to join the Nazi Party, Schenke walks a perilous line – for disloyalty is a death sentence.

The discovery of a second victim confirms Schenke’s worst fears. He must uncover the truth before evil strikes again.

As the investigation takes him closer to the sinister heart of the regime, Schenke realises there is danger everywhere – and the warring factions of the Reich can be as deadly as a killer stalking the streets…

Peer & Press Reviews

Scarrow’s deep knowledge of the Third Reich gives a chilling authenticity to this tense thriller.  Thrust into the hunt for a serial killer, Inspector Schenke is a particularly sympathetic hero who must use all his wits to survive the Gestapo…  A terrific read.

Julia Boyd, author of The Excellent Doctor Blackwell

A perilous world where high society, low desire, and suspected espionage intersect with infighting among the Hitler regime’s power-hungry elite…  A genuine page-turner.

Frederick Taylor, author of 1939: A People’s History

Scarrow has created a character who’s a more than worthy successor to Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther.  Blackout is a gripping, terrifying read… historical crime fiction at its finest.

David Young, author of The Stasi Game

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Blackout
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Jacket note The red roundel on the front of the jacket (Anthony Horowitz quote) is not a sticker, it’s part of the design.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the author’s name, the title, the phrase ‘SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR’ and the publisher’s logo.)
Book Stats
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9780755358366
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 419
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Bill Waters
Jacket design Patrick Insole
Jacket images Donald Jean / Arcangel (figure)
Markov Oleksiy / Shutterstock (railway)
New Africa / Shutterstock (snow)
Visual Studies Workshop / Getty Images (policemen)
Map and artwork Tim Peters

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