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The Golden Spaniard
The Golden Spaniard
Author: Dennis Wheatley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/26/2016


Another Euro-oater from one of the champions of the cliffhanger. Wheatley usually based his work on historical events (the exceptions being dystopian works) and/or the occult. His characters have all too human foibles and often get themselves in troubles because of human error. As he was a royalist, there is a lot of trouble with fascist and communist elements. Stories usually have a desperate situation every ten pages or so, which is great if you need to interrupt your reading frequently.

The Golden Spaniard is about the Spanish Civil War. The title refers to the code name of a double agent. The plot - competing forces attempt to determine the fate of the gold reserves of a large bank in Madrid.


Mayhem in Greece
Mayhem in Greece
Author: Dennis Wheatley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/7/2016


One of Wheatley's later books and by far the funniest. The condensations of Greek mythology alone are worth reading - makes Bulfinch boring. The abrupt cliffhangers every 5-10 pages found in his pre WWII novels have been replaced by a more natural flow of suspense/conflict/resolution.

The hero is a klutz by circumstance. His character arc is the hero's journey. Lots of international intrigue in Cold War era Greece.


She Came to the Castro
She Came to the Castro
Author: Mary Wings
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/16/2016


Lots of San Francisco local color.


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