Places You'll Visit in the Adam Kaminski Mystery Series
In A Blind Eye, the first book in the Adam Kaminski mystery series, we visit some of the hidden places of Warsaw. The capital of Poland for over 400 years, Warsaw is a city of contrasts -- a thriving metropolis of commerce and government, home to a vibrant and longstanding artistic community, and a place of profound historical changes, of brave battles and quietly kept secrets. Warsaw's old town was wiped out during World War II. Since then, Warszawians have rebuilt, everything from reconstructions of historic buildings to new, modern skyscrapers. The enthusiasm and zest for the future -- and the past -- is tangible on the streets of Warsaw.
For guidelines on pronunciation of Polish words, click here. For a helpful map of Warsaw, click here.
A Thin Veil, book 2 in the Adam Kaminski mystery series, takes us to Washington, DC, home of the rich and powerful who lead the nation -- and the not so rich and not so powerful. To some, DC is a place of transition, a town where they come to make their fortune, to leave a mark on the world, to achieve a personal goal. A place they leave once that goal is achieved, once that mark is made. To others, DC has been home for generations, hundreds of year of community, of history, of art, music and story. A place that defies expectations by surviving. By thriving.
All That Glitters brings Adam home to Philadelphia, and us along with him. The city laid out by William Penn to be a green country town has grown into so much more. Once the capital of a new nation, home to entrepreneurs, those seeking religious freedom and those seeking political freedom, Philly is still a place of change and of stability, a town of historic reflection and forward thinking, from the art scene of Old City to the vibrancy of Chinatown to the staid respectability of Rittenhouse Square -- and that's all just within walking distance!
What She Fears sends Adam off again, this time to Galway. Called the City of Tribes, after the merchant families who led the city before the Cromwellian siege and occupation of 1652, Galway is a place of history and legend. And of culture and innovation. It's known for its international and youthful flair, its arts and culture, and of course its people. In fact, Galway was voted friendliest city in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine, and for good reason. It recently won the title of European Capital of Culture 2020. Visit Galway for the beauty and history. Stay for the craic.
Here are a few sites where you can learn more about places in the book, like the Claddagh, NUI Galway, and the Galway Cathedral. Please visit me on Pinterest for more photos and links to information about Galway and Ireland.
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