If you enjoy historical fiction, I have a book you need to read! Crink, by Norman Lowson is available now, and a fun book. Set during the Civil War, this book follows a fiction character, but introduces many of the well-known figures that you are familiar with from history.
‘The man who almost lost the American civil war for the North and nearly won it for the South.’
Crink was a ‘born again’ bank and train robber, card cheat and serial adulterer recruited by none other than President Abraham Lincoln and detective Alan Pinkerton to spy on the South. Crink wrote his account when thousands of veterans were still alive, therefore, to keep resentful former Confederate comrades away from his front door, Crink has written his story as fiction. His first operation found him trying, on behalf of the Confederacy, to track down ‘Beale’s Gold’. (Treasure which prospectors still search for today.)
My Review of Crink:
I really enjoyed this read. It was a quick and easy one. I would not recommend this read for anyone under the age of 16. Crink is really an anti-hero, someone that you don’t really want to like, but you can’t help but like him. Recruited to work as a spy, he has a very rough background, and it is one that he is going to draw on.
An interesting historical fiction read, set during the Civil War, you are going to get history from a different perspective. A fun way to read about some of the historical figures we already know, and get a different viewpoint of the war.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Available: Available now at Amazon