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.
Benefits of reading, a multifaceted cognitive process, include:
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