Join us for an evening in the company of Manda Scott as she talks about her latest novel A Treachery of Spies.
A Treachery of Spies is an espionage thriller to rival the very best, a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse, played in the shadows, which will keep you guessing every step of the way.
An elderly woman of striking beauty is found murdered in Orleans, France. Her identity has been cleverly erased but the method of her death is very specific: she has been killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. Tracking down her murderer leads police inspector Ines Picaut back to 1940s France where the men and women of the Resistance were engaged in a desperate fight for survival against the Nazi invaders. To find answers in the present Picaut must discover what really happened in the past, untangling a web of treachery and intrigue that stretches back to the murder victim’s youth: a time when unholy alliances were forged between occupiers and occupied, deals were done and promises broken. The past has been buried for decades, but, as Picaut discovers, there are those in the present whose futures depend on it staying that way – and who will kill to keep their secrets safe…
With fantastic reviews from the likes of Simon Mayo, Lee Child, Mick Herron, Robert Goddard and Giles Kristian A Treachery of Spies is definitely one to watch! Come and hear the inspiration behind the novel as we welcome Shropshire based Manda Scott back to Booka.
Tickets: £5 (redeemable against a signed copy of A Treachery of Spies). Includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online with booking fee.