Tag Archives: Peter O’Donnell

Pick of the month: December 2012

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I’ve moaned before that I get more time to read when I’m not on holiday (commuting’s not all bad), so books have been a bit thin on the ground recently. However, I’ve had no complaints about quality. Cambridge Blue by … Continue reading

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Peter O’Donnell: Cobra Trap

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Cobra Trap Peter O’Donnell First published in the UK 1996, Souvenir Press This edition 2011, Souvenir Press ISBN: 9780285637665 267 pages Score 5/5 This is my third Modesty Blaise book (see also Modesty Blaise and A Taste for Death). It’s a … Continue reading

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Peter O’Donnell: Modesty Blaise

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Modesty Blaise Peter O’Donnell First published in the UK 1965, Souvenir Press This edition 2012, Souvenir Press ISBN: 9780285637283 224 pages Score 4/5 I recently reviewed A Taste for Death, the fourth Modesty Blaise title by cartoonist-turned-novelist Peter O’Donnell, and … Continue reading

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Pick of the month: November 2012

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This post is related to Kerrie’s meme at Mysteries in Paradise This month I read my first e-book, courtesy of Bello Books: The Department of Dead Ends. These stories by Roy Vickers represent a milestone in the development of the ‘inverted … Continue reading

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November’s classic crime (well, espionage)

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In honour of the latest James Bond, Skyfall, which I saw early in the month, and my discovery of Modesty Blaise, I’ve decided to devote this month’s round-up of classic crime to the genre’s close relative, spy fiction. Starting with … Continue reading

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Peter O’Donnell: A Taste for Death (Modesty Blaise)

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A Taste for Death Peter O’Donnell First published in the UK 1969, Souvenir Press This edition 2012, Souvenir Press ISBN: 9780285637658 288 pages Score 4/5 I’d heard of Modesty Blaise but knew very little about her. If pushed, I would … Continue reading

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