Inside Story with Humphrey

with Adam Lebor Author of Hitler’s Secret Bankers and Dohany Street

01 July 2022

Goldster Inside Story welcomes back Adam LeBor, Humphrey’s first ever Book Club guest.  On this Inside Story, Adam will share his insight into what makes a great thriller, whether crime, political, espionage, action, psychological or a mix of all those elements.

Sorting through dozens of titles, Adam chooses a handful for his regular Best Thrillers column in the Financial Times and he will share with you his picks for the best summer read. 

Adam, himself is a prolific author with eight non-fiction and six fiction books ranging from true crime with Hitler’s Secret Bankers to fictional thriller noir with his much-acclaimed Balthazar Kovacs Danube Blues detective series set in Hungary where Adam lived for many years. The latest in the series is the much-acclaimed Dohany Street. His hero, Balthazar Kovacs, has been described as a ‘terrific character’, not least because he comes from the minority Roma Gypsy community. The previous in the series, Kossuth Square, was named a Times Book of the Month.

Before becoming an author, Adam was a foreign correspondent, mostly based in Hungary, covering the collapse of European communism and the conflicts stemming from the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s as well as hair-raising crises all over the world. 

His latest thriller is Dohany Street from the Balthazar Kovacs Danube Blues series 

Adam is also a writing coach and editorial trainer. Join him with Humphrey at 12.00 July 1st and ask him what makes a good or bad book and get tips on the craft of writing.