Philip Kerr on IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS

Philip Kerr has penned a review of Erik Larson’s new book IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS for the May 13, 2011, Washington Post.

“Beautiful, intelligent, willful and highly sexed (a perfect heroine), no sooner had Martha arrived in Berlin than she was conducting affairs with several leading Nazis, including Ernst “Putzi” Hanf­staengl, who at one stage tried to persuade her to become Hitler’s mistress. Repelled by Hitler’s halitosis and his even more revolting Weltanschauung, Martha found herself drawn to a very tall man at the Russian Embassy who became her lover, her mentor and, later on, her spy master.”

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