1 thought on “The Prussian Dispatch”

  1. I was one of the lucky few who was able to read an advanced copy. Neilson has sketched Sophie with a pen that might have been Dashiell Hammett's own but, to see her in the flesh (so to speak), I think you have to look through and beyond the 18th century setting. She comes right off the page as a feisty character trying to scrape a precarious living in a man's world, full of exploitation, self-seeking and danger. She's a private eye in panniers - so, instead of greenbacks, we have Maria Theresa T [...]

  2. Strong Lead CharacterThis is a fast paced novel with a lead character, Sophie Rathenau, who is a witty, interesting and delightfully capable heroine dealing with the intrigues of the Austrian Empire. An excellent read. I would recommend to anyone with an interest in history-related fiction.

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