Peter Watson has written several thrillers set in the art world and, more recently, two more literary, romantic novels, under the pen name of Mackenzie Ford.

Madeleine’s War

Matthew Hammond is a British military officer posted to the European theater during World War II. He sustained a serious injury on the front lines, so bad, in fact, that it cost him a lung. Now he is back in England, unable to fight, but he continues t …

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Queen’s Witness

Queen’s Witness is a tense political thriller set on the edges of London’s criminal underworld that overlaps with Fleet Street and Westminster. After it appears that the government’s Witness Protection Programme has been broken, investigative journalis …

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Flowers in Winter

Why isn’t there more revenge in the world? The courts are constantly failing victims of crime, just as they failed Antonina Downing. So much so that she determined to set out on a course of action that would put right the wrongs that had been done to h …

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The Clouds Beneath the Sun

Kenya, 1961. As a small plane carrying Nathalie Nelson lands at a remote airstrip in the Serengeti, Nathalie knows she’s run just about as far as she can from home. Trained as an archaeologist, she has fought hard to be included in a team excavating ru …

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The Kissing Gates

When English soldier Hal strikes up a conversation with German Lieutenant Wilhelm during the ceasefire in no-man’s-land on Christmas Day 1914, he has no idea the impact this chance meeting will have. Wilhelm is in love with an English woman, Sam, and p …

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Capo

Sicily, 1879: After successfully smuggling a severed human ear past the police, Silvio Randazzo completes his dangerous first rite of passage–from peasant boy to Mafia soldier. The ear is a chilling ransom demand from Antonino Greco, Italy’s most famo …

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Stones of Treason

What would happen if Greek extremists blackmailed Britain into returning the Elgin Marbles – particularly if the blackmail involved the Queen, and dark secrets about her uncle’s – the Duke of Windsor’s – past? Stones of Treason is a topical thriller, w …

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A Landscape of Lies

An inherited painting is the key to a cache of priceless relics in this novel of romantic suspense. The Landscape of Lies is a fifteenth-century painting in which the iconography of the picture hides clues to a buried treasure. Isobel Sadler inherits t …

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Crusade

‘Crusade’ imagines the first American Pope – not unlike Obama. But this good man is upset by the amount of poverty in the world, and the unused riches in the Vatican. Inspired by an eruption in Foligno, a city in Italy’s earthquake zone, the new pope d …

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The Nazi’s Wife

A thriller-cum-love story, and based on real events, The Nazi’s Wife is set in the wake of World War Two when Walter Wolff, an officer in the US Army’s art recovery unit, is assigned to track down a priceless collection of gold coins, stolen from a mon …

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