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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 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 assassin and in the process has to face the fact that betrayal is sometimes just too closeMs Mathews has done an excellent job of including so many real life characters and the intrigue is very suspenseful She is becoming one of the best spy thrillers today She even manages to include shaken not stirred Good book

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Too Bad to DieA Novel

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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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 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 creator of James Bond and the importance of the meeting between Roosevelt Churchill and Stalin Mathews research blends seamlessly into her narrative Her portraits of the world leaders are at once informative and familiar By sharing scenes from his boyhood we can also read and smile and trace the beginnings of one of literature s most famous characters While the book satisfies on both history and mystery levels it also delivers with a good solid pace and exciting action seuences although a scene of torture towards the end of the book may make some readers uncomfortable My radar must be in fine shape because I did find the identity of the super spykiller a bit too easy to guess but there s a lot to this book than whodunnit If you re a fan of well researched high octane historical thrillers Too Bad to Die is too good to miss


10 thoughts on “Too Bad to DieA Novel

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    Having read and enjoyed Mathews' previous historical thriller Jack 1939 I looked forward to reading Too Bad to Die and I was not disap

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 recognizabl

  5. says:

    TOO BAD TO DIEFrancine MathewsTOO BAD TO DIE is a wonderful historical thriller that features British Navel Intelligence officer Ian Fleming wh

  6. says:

    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 the book I hate that

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 background As a child he proved to be something of a rebel He moved around from school to school because he failed to fit in His fluency in German French and Russian made him invaluable t

  9. says:

    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 literary invention meet Most yarns by the likes of Damian Stevenson and Aaron Cooley seek to present foreshadowings of what Fleming would write in his James Bond books The imaginations of such writers are us

  10. says:

    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 making in how to destroy Hitler's forces via D Day Fleming a member the British Naval Intelligence unit was actually involved in the planning of this conference but was not present and w

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