WDR Germany reviews The Beggar’s Opera (and it’s a thumbs up!)

WDR  is the largest European broadcaster, somewhat like our CBC, and they seem to have taken to the German version of TBO in a big way. Not only did they post up this full page review, but there’s a radio interview with the reviewer on WDR radio! I don’t speak a word of German, but I have to admit, listening to the interviewer and reviewer discuss my book in German has to be one of the highlights of my writing career so far.

(Love the picture they posted on their website, too!)


My brilliant publisher, Wunderlich,  has been busily promoting this book and I’m very impressed with their efforts!  It’s been reviewed by BRF, a Belgian radio station, which has also posted a written review,  and a German culture magazine. The results have been terrific: Die Geister von Havanna is now the #1 Canadian mystery/thriller on the German version of  Amazon, and is hovering round the 3,000 rank in books generally. Very exciting!

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3 Responses to WDR Germany reviews The Beggar’s Opera (and it’s a thumbs up!)

  1. Linda Abbott says:

    Hi Peggy,
    I’m new to blogging and have been recently published in Newfoundland. (The Loss of the Marion and Hull Home Fire by Flanker Press). I love mystery and your books looks interesting. I’ll havfe to check them out.


  2. Peggy Blair says:

    Congrats! And thanks!


  3. Kathryn says:

    Peggy, when I brought up the German link, I was able to have it translated into English from the Google toolbar translate (not exactly perfect English, but good enough). And I used the link to the radio program – how neat is that to hear, even when you don’t understand it – except your name, of course!
    And it is terrific to hear how well your book has been doing in many languages – have to wonder about that negative review you posted – probably someone who did not understand what type of book it was before beginning – obviously not their reading preference. And some people are so picky about details (well, I am sometimes also, but not to that degree!)


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