Howard Blum’s Blog: News, Articles, Updates

The Train to Warsaw: An Excerpt From The Last Goodnight

“I will tell you something,” the count said to Betty as they sat together a few days later in the seclusion of a first class compartment on the train taking them back to Warsaw. “I know we are going to part, you and I. And one day I feel we will meet as enemies.”...

Bestselling Romance and Adventure Set In World War II

The pages of The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal—new on April 12th from New York Times bestselling author Howard Blum—tell the incredible story of Elizabeth Thorpe, a stunning young woman from a wealthy American family....

World War II’s Best Kept Secret

While brave men fought and died on the front lines of Europe, another type of warfare was taking place behind the scenes during World War II. This other type of battle, often hidden deep behind enemy lines, was a war of secrets, lies, deceit, and even seduction. It...

Truth in Espionage: Howard Blum on Writing and Researching Spies

While researching The Last Goodnight, I sat down to talk with a CIA official. I had come with the hope of picking the scholar’s brain about Betty Pack, the British and American secret agent who had done so much to help the Allies win World War II. I told him I planned...

The Life of WWII Spy Betty Pack

Read more about Betty Pack's bravery, cunning, and sensual tactics in Howard Blum's The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal (Harper, April 2016). Preorder now. The Life of WWII Spy Betty Pack April 29, 1930 ELIZABETH THORPE...

Publishers Weekly, The Last Goodnight

Read on Publishers Weekly: Passion fuels the missions of WWII secret agent “Cynthia,” aka Betty Pack (1910–1963), in this scrupulously researched profile of the “blonde Bond” from Vanity Fair contributing editor Blum (Dark Invasion). Taking advantage of access to...

Library Journal Review, The Last Goodnight

The Library Journal Review of The Last Goodnight. VERDICT Skillfully researched and entertainingly written, Blum’s narrative will appeal to both military buffs and those fascinated with the world of espionage. Journalist Blum (Dark Invasion) delivers a provocative...

Kirkus Review, The Last Goodnight

The Kirkus Review of The Last Goodnight. Fascinating portrait of an accidental but very effective female American spy at the fraught early stages of World War II. Vanity Fair contributing editor Blum (Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the...

Sexpionage in History and Film

What is sexpionage? If you’re reading this, you can almost certainly guess—and you’d be right. It’s using sexual attraction and pure animal magnetism as a tool to secure military, political, or other intel from opposing forces. It’s as ageless as love, as the world’s...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This