Finished reading "THE MURDER OF MAXIM GORKY: A Secret Execution" by Arkady Vaksberg.
Maxim Gorky was a famous Russian writer. His novel "Mother" has been read worldwide.
Gorky died under questionable circumstances in 1936 at age 68.
In this book, Vaksberg provides an impressive body of documented material and anecdotal information from people connected with Gorky to show that the writer had outlived his usefulness to Stalin and had to be put out of circulation.