Stolen Marches

David Crackanthorpe, Author
David Crackanthorpe, Author Headline Book Publishing $13.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-7472-6085-1
Reviewed on: 04/03/2000
Release date: 04/01/2000
Oxford University-educated David Crackanthorpe, a former barrister in London, artistically merges history and suspense in his debut novel, Stolen Marches, winner of Britain's Society of Authors Sagittarius Prize. The novel follows the journey of a former member of the Resistance as he searches for his lost love, a Gypsy prostitute who was sent east to the camps by the Nazis, in the progressively anarchic aftermath of WWII. Crackanthorpe's straightforward style sets the tone as the protagonist gradually becomes embroiled in a complex and dangerous plot involving blackmail and scandal. This entertaining debut will appeal to a broad readership.