When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city.
As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan,
she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men.
But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the
Champs-Élysées, and accused of espionage.
Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and paid the ultimate price.
‘Gripping …riveting’ –Times of India
‘Striking’ -Publishers Weekly
‘[An] interesting read’-DNA India
‘Beautifully woven’ –A.S. Dulat, Outlook