Praise for The Matchmaker

“There is a casual elegance to Vidich's spy fiction, a seeming effortlessness that belies his superior craftmanship.”

New York Times   Editor's Choice

Best Summer Books of 2022 - Thriller

Financial Times

10 Noteworthy Books of February 2022

Washington Post

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About Paul

Paul Vidich was a senior executive in the entertainment industry for over twenty years.  After leaving his business career he turned to writing full time.  The Matchmaker, his fifth novel, was published in February 2022.

About The Matchmaker

Berlin, 1989. Protests across East Germany threaten the Iron Curtain and Communism is the ill man of Europe.

Anne Simpson, an American who works as a translator at the Joint Operations Refugee Committee, thinks she is in a normal marriage with a charming East German. But then her husband disappears and the CIA and Western German intelligence arrive at her door.

Praise for Paul's Work

“There is a casual elegance to Vidich’s spy fiction (now numbering five books), a seeming effortlessness that belies his superior craftsmanship. Every plot point, character motivation and turn of phrase veers toward the understated, but they are never underwritten.”

—Sarah Weinman, New York Times Editor's Choice Selection

“Vidich writes with an economy of style that acclaimed espionage novelists might do well to emulate.”

—Booklist (starred)

“A cool, knowing, and quietly devastating thriller that vaults Paul Vidich into the ranks of such thinking-man’s spy novelists as Joseph Kanon and Alan Furst.”

—Stephen Schiff, executive producer of ‘The Americans’

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Staunch Prize Q&A

Q&A with Paul Vidich and Bridget Lawless Bridget:  The introduction to The Coldest Warrior, where you describe the fallout from your uncle’s death and how it affected your extended family – is one of the most compelling prologues I’ve ever read. It’s a bold move to write a fictionalised account of such a death and…

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