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Joseph Kanon


USA flag (b.1946)

Joe Kanon was a publisher for many years, but turned poacher by becoming a novelist with his first, bestselling thriller Los Alamos, which was awarded the Edgar for the best first novel of 1997.

Genres: Historical, Thriller
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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Shanghai
 
Novels
   Los Alamos (1997)
   The Prodigal Spy (1998)
   The Good German (2001)
   Alibi (2005)
   Stardust (2009)
   Istanbul Passage (2012)
   Leaving Berlin (2014)
   Defectors (2017)
   The Accomplice (2019)
   The Berlin Exchange (2022)
   Shanghai (2024)
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Non fiction
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Joseph Kanon recommends
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Point of Order (2024)
(Judge Norcross, book 3)
Michael Ponsor
"The courtroom seen from the Judge's bench-a legal thriller both entertaining and normally nuanced, filled with telling insider details."
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The Peacock and the Sparrow (2023)
I S Berry
"The Peacock and the Sparrow is that rare thing: a genuine page turner that also has something to say. A sharp, knowing look at today's CIA, with the moral complexities of the best spy fiction and a Persian Gulf setting so richly detailed and immediate you feel you could reach out and touch it. A remarkable debut."
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Winter Work (2022)
Dan Fesperman
"Winter Work vividly captures those chaotic first months after the Berlin Wall came down, with East Germany in free fall and once feared Stasi officers running for cover - into the hands of their former enemies. An entertaining thriller about a society turned upside down."

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