From Award Winning Editor Bill Pronzini Comes The Mammoth Book Of Short Spy Novels A Classic Book Updated For Spymasters Thirteen Outstanding Spy And Espionage Novellas, Complete And Unabridged, Are Gathered Here In One Terrific Volume They Represent A Specially Chosen Collection From The Most Accomplished Writers In The Field, Including W Somerset Maugham On Ashenden, His Operative In World War I And Ian Fleming On 007 In The Caribbean, As Well As Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, And John Jakes, Among Others These Works Span Than Seventy Five Years Of Espionage Writing In The United States And England, And Feature Secret Agents, Counterspies, And Double Agents In Settings From Japan To The Former Eastern Bloc, And From World War I Onward. The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels edited by Bill Pronzini Martin H GreenbergThis collection of twelve previously published spy and espionage novellas are set in a wide variety of settings and times Written over a 75 year period, you can see the development of the genre 3.5 out of 5 overall rating of this collection The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Part of the Sherlock Holmes series Sherlock s brother, Mycroft Holmes, needs help with the mysterious death of a government employee who was in possession of important government documents, three essential pages of which are missing I ve always had a soft spot for Mycroft Holmes, a man brilliant than his younger brother, but a man who prefered to help direct the British government from his office or his club rather than running about London In this small tale, we can scent the approaching winds of war as everyone is scrambling to find the top secret submarine plans 3.5 out of 5 The Traitor by W Somerset Maugham When R put Ashenden
The Bruce Partington plans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 3.5 5The traitor by W Somerset Maugham 4.5 5Tokyo,1941 by Cornell Woolrich 3.5 5The Sizzling Saboteur Lee Charteris 3.5 5The danger zone by Erle Stanley Gardner 4 5Betrayed by John D Mcdonald 5 5Deep Sleep by Bruce Cassidy 3.5 5The People of the peacock by Edward D Hoch 4.5 5Dr S
13 short novels spanning than 500 pages Most are OLD Like pre Cold War old, so if that is the type of espionage reading that keeps you awake on the beach then this is not the collection for you Age is the only common factor however The stories span about 100 y
Good mysteries and spy stories Thoroughly enjoyed it.
- 498 pages
- The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels
- Bill Pronzini
- 01 April 2017 Bill Pronzini