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review Too Bad to DieA Novel Francine Mathews ò 7 characters Too Bad to DieA Novel characters È 7 November 1943 Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much exciting than his o. This book was not my thing but I needed it for a book challenge I listened to the audio and it took me 4 days to get through it when it only reuired one afternoon I thought the story was creative and well thought out but the narrative style was my least favorite when listening to audios It felt a little to clinical for my tastes I wanted than what things looked likeI wanted what it felt like and what the thoughts were I could see the characters but couldn t feel them I did like the way the author pulled it all in at the ending so 2 stars

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review Too Bad to DieA Novel Francine Mathews ò 7 characters Too Bad to DieA Novel characters È 7 Wn lifeuntil the critical Tehran Conference when Winston Churchill Franklin Roosevelt and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D Day invasion With the Big Three in one place Fleming. Imagine an espionage novel starring Ian Fleming Winston Churchill Franklin Delano Roosevelt Alan Turing Josef Stalin Lavrenti Beria Churchill s daughter and daughter in law one of Roosevelt s sons and a passel of other recognizable characters thrown together at a fateful time in 1943 Oh and you might add James Bond to the mixIn this delightfully wicked novel American crime and espionage writer Francine Mathews builds on known facts about the high powered people who figure in the story and imagines them as they might have reacted to a Nazi assassination plot directed against Roosevelt Churchill and Stalin The tale is set in Cairo and Tehran where the leaders of the three Allies came together to set the strategy for the invasion of Nazi Europe As best I can tell the broad historical events depicted in this book are entirely consistent with the facts It s the plot that is fully imaginedIan Fleming was in fact assistant to the head of British Naval Intelligence and was the inventive author of some of the most dramatic deceptions mounted by the Allies He held the rank of Commander As indicated in the book he was the son of a wealthy Member of Parliament who died on the Western Front in 1917 He was in fact educated at Eton and Sandhurst The James Bond series of spy novels Fleming wrote after the war were based in large part on his experience as a master of the craft Much of the rest is fictionToo Bad to Die recounts the events of seven days late in November 1943 Roosevelt and Churchill both ailing old men have flown to Cairo with the ostensible purpose of reaching a joint strategy to deal with Stalin a few days hence at a fateful conference in Tehran Mathews is a careful student of history because the dialogue involving these larger than life figures is entirely credible and their circumstances and the state of their health are all grounded in factThe conceit around which Mathews builds her tale is that Ian Fleming departs from his desk job to tangle with a Nazi master spy who threatens to assassinate the Big Three leaders There s not a lot of mystery around the identity of the master spy even if Fleming is in the dark but the unfolding events make for a thoroughly enjoyable story

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review Too Bad to DieA Novel Francine Mathews ò 7 characters Too Bad to DieA Novel characters È 7 Is tipped off that Hitler's top assassin has infiltrated the conference Seizing his chance to play a part in a real life action story Fleming goes undercover to stop the Nazi kill. So you ve read the book description and you know the basics Ian Fleming Royal Navy intelligence officer and later creator of Agent 007 learns that a mole within the western delegation to the Allies Tehran Conference in 1943 is a Nazi agent who has masterminded a plan to kill Prime Minister Churchill President Roosevelt and Premier Stalin Fleming takes it on himself to find out who the traitor is and foil the plotThat s a terrific idea for a historical thriller Though it s not an original idea since it s based on an assassination plan that was rud to be planned at the time I wish a better writer had come up with such a good ideaWith a mole hunting plot writers go one of two ways One way is for the reader to know who the mole is all along so that the thrill and intrigue are in the cat and mouse game The other way is for the reader and the protagonist to investigate together with the big reveal at the end It appears that in this case Mathews intended the plot to work the second way The problem is that the whodunnit is ridiculously obvious almost from the get go I kept thinking there must be some big twist coming but it didn tMathews also shares a problem that is all too common in historical fiction It s the compulsion to cram the text full of every bit of research the author did This kills all the plot s momentum and the story sinks And it s so unnecessary By contrast I think of Philip Kerr who does a tremendous amount of research on his World War II novels but it s all seamlessly integrated into the storyThis will not be a problem for every reader but I was also put off by Mathews s treatment of her real historical characters She makes the readers voyeurs peeping into the bedrooms of Churchill s daughter daughter in law Chiang Kai Shek and his wife and others It just feels sleazy to me and unfair to the real people who are no longer here to defend themselves or possibly sue her for libelTo complain about the clunky and overheated writing might be considered overkill at this point but since that was one of the first things that struck me I should mention itA disappointment


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    Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Francine Mathews Francine Mathews ò 7 characters PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel Too Bad To Die wouldn't Lee Child have loved that title? is so brisk and light on its feet that you’ll be sucked right in to this whirling plot involving British Naval Intelligence Officer Ian Fleming and the Tehran Conference of 1943Told with fast shifting points of view and a library’s worth of savory historical detail this

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    PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel Francine Mathews ò 7 characters review Too Bad to DieA Novel Having read and enjoyed Mathews' previous historical thriller Jack 1939 I looked forward to reading Too Bad to Die and I was not disappointed I was hooked in the prologue when I learned the origin of the book title Too Bad to Die is an excellent blend of history literature and cinema as it gives us the background of Ian Fleming the

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    review Too Bad to DieA Novel Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Francine Mathews Francine Mathews ò 7 characters This book was not my 'thing' but I needed it for a book challenge I listened to the audio and it took me 4 days to get through it when it only reuired one afternoon I thought the story was creative and well thought out but the narrative style

  4. says: PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel

    PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel Imagine an espionage novel starring Ian Fleming Winston Churchill Franklin Delano Roosevelt Alan Turing Josef Stalin Lavrenti Beria Churchill’s daughter and daughter in law one of Roosevelt’s sons and a passel of other recognizable characters thrown together at a fateful time in 1943 Oh and you might add James Bond to the mixIn this delightfully wicked novel American crime and espionage writer Francine Mathews builds

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    PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Francine Mathews TOO BAD TO DIEFrancine MathewsTOO BAD TO DIE is a wonderful historical thriller that features British Navel Intelligence officer Ian Fleming who prevents a Nazi plot trying to assassinate Franklin Delano Roosevelt Winston Churchill and Stalin In November 1943 the big three meet at the Tehran Conference and Fleming learns Hitler’s top assassin has been given the assignment Fleming goes undercover to discover the assassi

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    review Too Bad to DieA Novel Francine Mathews ò 7 characters PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel this would have been a 5 star book except for the fact that I figured out who the bad guy was before the half way mark of

  7. says: review Too Bad to DieA Novel PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Francine Mathews

    PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel So you've read the book description and you know the basics Ian Fleming Royal Navy intelligence officer and later creator of Agent 007 learns that a mole within the western delegation to the Allies' Tehran Conference in 1943 is a Nazi agent

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    PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel Ian Fleming is best known for creating one of literature's most exciting characters But where did he come up with ideas for such a man A man confident and capable of taking on the toughest challenges Not many know Fleming's

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    PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel I’ve lost count of how many novels I’ve read over the years that fictionalize author Ian Fleming’s involvement in Naval Intelligence in World War II In each case known history speculative biography and obvious litera

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    Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Francine Mathews PDF/EPUB Too Bad to DieA Novel Francine Mathews ò 7 characters Author Mathews concocts a fictional thriller set at a real time in history involving Ian Fleming later author of 007 novels It takes place during the middle eastern conference between Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin in their debates and decision

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  • Hardcover
  • 354
  • Too Bad to DieA Novel
  • Francine Mathews
  • English
  • 19 July 2020
  • 9781594631795