A TASTE FOR TREASON by Andrew Jeffrey to Birlinn

World Rights have been sold to Scottish publisher Birlinn for A TASTE FOR TREASON – Breaking Nazi Spy Rings in Europe and the United States by Dr. Andrew Jeffrey.

This is the dramatic, untold story of how a Nazi spy’s letter, posted in New York and intercepted in Scotland, broke spy rings across Europe and North America.

This story has never been told in its entirety and benefitting from forensic new research, the book follows parallel Nazi spy plots in the UK and USA as they converged on a Scottish post office in 1938 and triggered an unprecedented international counter-espionage investigation that kick-started today’s Anglo-American intelligence and security alliance.

It is set against a dramatic background of mounting international tension and shot through with spy fact and fiction staples such as seedy traitors, alluring femmes fatales, sinister Nazi thugs, Hollywood movie stars, violent deaths, and evocative locations.

Dr Andrew Jeffrey is an established author and historian who brings experience and authority to the project. Glasgow-born, he has a history Ph.D. from St Andrews University and has written academic papers, articles and features on military and maritime history. He undertakes regular speaking engagements and has worked in radio, television and on social media and is also a former sea fisherman, Royal Navy reservist and RNLI lifeboat coxswain. 

Birlinn Limited is an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh, Scotland established in 1992.