Second Violin

John Lawton

RRP: £8.99

5 September 2013

Published by Grove Press UK

ISBN: 9781611855869

RRP: £4.99

30 March 2012

Published by Grove Press UK

ISBN: 9781611859874

Written by ‘a sublimely elegant historical novelist as addictive as crack’ (Daily Telegraph), the Inspector Troy series is perfect for fans of Le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst.


The Germans take Vienna without a shot being fired. Covering Austria for the English press is a young journalist named Rod Troy. Back home his younger brother joins the CID as a detective constable.

Two years later tensions are rising and ‘enemy aliens’ are rounded up in London for internment. In the midst of the chaos London’s most prominent rabbis are being picked off one by one and Troy must race to stop the killer.