April 11, 2012 – Diplomatic Thrillers: A crime genre

Adrian de Hoog has written three novels in this genre and in broad strokes will trace the development of the genre from the first modern diplomatic-spy thriller, The Riddle of the Sands (1903) by Erskine Childers, to the present.
He will also talk about his three works:  The Berlin Assignment (2006), Borderless Deceit (2007) and Natalia’s Peace (2011).
The first two were published by Breakwater Books, Newfoundland.  The last one he published himself.  If there is an interest in this he will be pleased to discuss that also.
For more go to:  http://www.adriandehoog.com/
Biographical note:
Adrian de Hoog was educated in the universities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Oxford. He joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1974.  During his thirty year career, he had postings in countries as varied as Kenya and Germany and at various stages of his career contributed to Canada’s international interest by working on numerous international issues and participating in a variety of international negotiations.  He draws on the many experiences as background for his novels.  He lives in Ottawa.         Join us at our usual meeting time 7:00 pm at the Library and Archives building on Wellington St.  Guests welcome!