Category Archives: Espionage

Agatha Christie: The Clocks

The Clocks Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1963 by Collins This edition Fontana, 1966 ISBN: 9780006161738 250 pages Source: Mrs Offences At the end of May, I had the bright idea of proposing a theme for my monthly round-up of classic crime … Continue reading

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Len Deighton: Mexico Set

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Mexico Set Len Deighton First published in the UK 1984 by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd This edition Grafton Books, 1988 ISBN: 9780586058214 381 pages Source: Wymondham Abbey Duck Race I read Berlin Game last week and moved straight on to the sequel.  And talk … Continue reading

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Len Deighton: Berlin Game

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Berlin Game Len Deighton First published in the UK 1983 by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd This edition Grafton Books, 1988 ISBN: 9780586058206 325 pages Source: Sarah at Crimepieces ‘I can’t think what you see in it. A filthy place bombed to nothing in the … Continue reading

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News from the London Book Fair: British Library

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I covered the British Library’s crime publishing a lot last year, and it seems like they’re keeping up the good work with some new releases. Two of the 100+ novels by early spy novelist E. Phillips Oppenheim will be coming … Continue reading

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Dick Francis: The Danger

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The Danger Dick Francis First published in the UK 1983, Michael Joseph Ltd This edition Pan Books, 2007 ISBN: 9780330450423 406 pages Source: British Red Cross, Wymondham Kidnapping, you see, is my business. Andrew Douglas works for Liberty Market, an agency … Continue reading

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Philip Youngman Carter: Mr Campion’s Falcon

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Mr Campion’s Falcon Philip Youngman Carter First published in the UK 1970, William Heinemann This edition Penguin Books, 1973 ISBN: 9780140166125 198 pages Source: Oxfam, Cambridge The weekend’s big activity was dusting the downstairs bookshelves. Amongst other forgotten treasures hidden behind … Continue reading

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Philip Youngman Carter: Mr Campion’s Farthing

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Mr Campion’s Farthing Philip Youngman Carter First published in the UK 1969, William Heinemann This edition Penguin Books, 1971 ISBN: 9780140166132 192 pages Source: Reviewer’s own News of a new Albert Campion novel from Severn House prompted me to re-read an … Continue reading

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William Le Queux: The Doctor of Pimlico

The Doctor of Pimlico, Being the Disclosure of a Great Crime William Le Queux First published in the UK by Cassell, 1919 This edition, 2013, by Oleander Press ISBN:9781909349735 220 pages ‘If this man, Fetherston, has discovered the truth, as … Continue reading

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Ian Fleming: From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love Ian Fleming First published in the UK by Jonathan Cape Ltd 1957 This edition Penguin Classics 2004 ISBN: Not given 259 pages He was at the top of his tree. the chief executioner of SMERSH, and therefore of the … Continue reading

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Pick of the month: April 2013

April began with Lovejoy, the ‘loveable’ rogue created by Jonathan Gash. I’ve reviewed his first title The Judas Pair previously. Lovejoy is a much rougher diamond than appeared on TV in the 80s and the books have a genuinely dark … Continue reading

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