Patrick Anderson

Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews crime fiction for the Post, is a Washington novelist and journalist. His recent books include "Electing Jimmy Carter," an account of his adventures as Jimmy Carter's speechwriter during the 1976 presidential campaign, and "The Triumph of the Thriller," a look at modern crime fiction, which was nominated for an Edgar award in 2007.

Latest by Patrick Anderson

Spy thriller: ‘Midnight in Europe,’ by Alan Furst

Cristian Ferrar must figure out how to purchase arms for the Republican Spanish army during WWII.

‘Night Heron,’ by Adam Brookes

‘Night Heron,’ by Adam Brookes

An outstanding thriller about a British scheme to steal secrets from China.

‘Jack of Spies,’ a new WWI spy series by David Downing

Jack McCollhopscotches around the world in 1913 as Europe stumbles ever closer to disaster.

Historical fiction: ‘The Medici Boy,’ by John L’Heureux

Historical fiction: ‘The Medici Boy,’ by John L’Heureux

Luminous prose, swift narrative and historical knowledge bring this tale  of the sculptor Donatello to vivid life.