The Continental Affair
Christine Mangan

Hardback | Nov 2023 | Bedford Square Publishers | 9781915798046 | 320pp | 208x153mm | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$44.99
Paperback | Nov 2023 | Bedford Square Publishers | 9781915798060 | 320pp | 207x156mm | GEN | AUD$34.99, NZD$39.99

With gorgeous prose, European glamour, and an expansive wanderlust, Christine Mangan's The Continental Affair is a fast-paced, Agatha Christie-esque caper packed full of romance and suspense.

Meet Henri and Louise. Two strangers, travelling alone, on the train from Belgrade to Istanbul. Except this isn't the first time they have met.

It's the 1960s and Louise is running. From her past in England, from the owners of the money she has stolen — and from Henri, the person who has been sent to collect it. Across the Continent — from Granada to Paris, from Belgrade to Istanbul — Henri follows, desperate to leave behind his own troubles. The memories of his past life as a gendarme in Algeria that keep resurfacing. His inability to reconcile the growing responsibilities of his current criminal path with this former self.

But Henri soon realises that Louise is no ordinary mark. As the train hurtles toward its final destination, Henri and Louise must decide what the future will hold — and whether it involves one another.

'Christine Mangan’s romantic adventure is assured: as lushly written as good travel writing, as tense and twisty as a Hitchcock film.' — The Sydney Morning Herald / The Age

Praise for Christine Mangan:

'[Tangerine] Assured and atmospheric' – Guardian

'[Palace of the Drowned] Voluptuously atmospheric and surefooted at every turn' – Paula McLain

'Atmospheric, twisting, and full of mystery, Palace of the Drowned is a darkly delightful trip of a book' – Refinery29