Paperback version of A City of Broken Glass!

City of Broken GlassToday I’m happy to announce the paperback release of the fourth book in the Hannah Vogel series, A City of Broken Glass! It’s a later release than usual, but I think it was worth the wait. This is my current favorite in the series (I always love the last one best).
A City of Broken Glass got some critical nods when it came out in paperback, getting nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark award, the Sue Federer Macavity award, and the Bruce Alexander award.
In this book, Hannah Vogel and her adopted son Anton are forced into Germany during the events that would be later known as Kristalnacht (and now Reichspogromnacht). And Hannah meets back up with Lars and…well, you’ll have to read it to finish that sentence. Suffice it to say that it made some hardcover readers very happy and others very angry. It’s not easy being Lars. Or Hannah.
Lately, I’ve been getting worried emails asking about the next Hannah Vogel book. I know I’ve been writing other things (The Blood Gospel, Innocent Blood, and The World Beneath), but don’t worry! Hannah Vogel is still very close to my heart. I’m outlining the fifth book in the series, The Aftermath of War, set in 1945 where Hannah will go into Berlin in the last few days before the surrender to the Russians as part of an American strike force tasked with bringing out Andreas Huber (remember him from A Game of Lies, the scientist?). It will be be based on the real-life Operation Paperclip–where American teams went into Germany ahead of the troops to find and capture German scientists. The most famous scientist brought to the United States under that program was Werner Von Braun (head of NASA’s Apollo moon missions).
In other news Hannah Vogel: this July I’m working with Shalom European Travel to lead an exciting tour of Hannah’s haunts in Berlin.  (Here’s more information). I hope to see you on her cobblestone streets!
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  1. jerigee January 27, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Just finished A City of Broken Glass. Keep writing, we need more of her adventures! Your writing is the kind that makes me look around at the end and “come to” real, regular life, feeling sad that they are characters and not people I can get to know.

    • Rebecca Cantrell January 28, 2014 at 1:57 am #

      Thank you! I miss those characters, too, when I’m not working on them. I’m hoping to get back to them soon!

  2. Kaila Price February 5, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I know I am not the only person to say this, but the Hannah Vogel series give me life! I just read On the Train, and I loved it. Do you have an estimated date you are going to try to put your next one out? Can you continue to do more short stories until then? I know as a reader I am expecting way too much from you as author. I am just obsessed! I am definitely a book-warm, and your books have been my favorite to date. Also, while I am eagerly waiting, do you have any suggestions of other good books you think an infatuated reader of Hannah Vogel would enjoy?

    • Rebecca Cantrell February 6, 2014 at 1:36 am #

      I’m hoping to get the new Hannah Vogel book out in 2015. I know that’s a long time to wait, so please bear with me! I’ll send out release information in my newsletter as soon as I know for sure. I will be releasing a short story in the next few months. It doesn’t feature Hannah, but it’s set at around the same time (and has a few mystical elements). It’s called: The Man in the Attic.

      Have you tried Kelli Stanley’s Miranda Corbie series? They are set in San Francisco in the 1940s, and I think Hannah and Miranda would get along just fine. The first one in the series is called “City of Dragons.”

  3. Patricia O'Neil February 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    I need my Hannah Vogel fix! Awesome series, thank you for sharing with us. Looking forward to another adventure in 2015.

  4. Marge Anderson February 20, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    I am an 84 yr old fan of yours, and just had to write! Your detail makes your books ALIVE! I just read a passage in A Game of Lies, regarding Jessie Owens and his accomplishments in Hitler’s “White world” Olympics n Berlin.. Jessie lived in Kansas and my Dad knew him–I think, went to school with him. Thanks for your books!

    • Rebecca Cantrell February 20, 2014 at 9:13 am #

      Thank you for your kind words! I’ve read many wonderful things about Jesse Owens, and I wish I’d been able to meet him myself. He accomplished great things on the field and off.

      I’m glad that you enjoy the books!

  5. marianne April 20, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    absolutely love the hannah vogel series…after i finished city of broken glass….i said i could hardly wait for the next book!
    in the meantime, i am will be reading your short stories, and your collaboration with james rollins.
    thanks for many hours of reading enjoyment.

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