British Mystery Multipacks Vol. 6 - British Spy Mysteries: The 39 Steps, The Riddle of the Sands, Bulldog Drummond, Passenger from Calais, The Czar's Spy + 2 sequels to The 39 Steps

British Mystery Multipacks Vol. 6 - British Spy Mysteries: The 39 Steps, The Riddle of the Sands, Bulldog Drummond, Passenger from Calais, The Czar's Spy + 2 sequels to The 39 Steps

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Overview

Jolly hockey-sticks! It's Volume 6 of British Mystery Multipacks: BRITISH SPY MYSTERIES. Seven classic espionage thrillers from across the pond filled with murder, mayhem and suspense:

The Thirty-Nine Steps

John Buchan's groundbreaking series featuring spy Richard Hannay appears here in three books, The Thirty-Nine Steps and its first two sequels, Greenmantle and Mr. Standfast. The first novel formed the basis for a number of film adaptations, notably: Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 version; a 1959 color remake; a 1978 version which is perhaps most faithful to the novel; and a 2008 version for British television.

The Riddle of The Sands by Erskine Childers

A book that caused a huge sensation when it was first published, this is a vivid account of German preparations to invade England, released at a time when tensions between the countries were rising. Named by The Guardian newspaper as one of the 100 greatest novels of all time, The Riddle of the Sands has delighted generations of sailing aficionados and thriller readers with its nautical and political verisimilitude.

Bulldog Drummond by Sapper

The first book in the series by Sapper (H. C. McNeile) revolutionized the thriller genre and introduced one of popular fiction's most enduring heroes. Drummond is a First World War veteran, brutalized by his experiences in the trenches and bored with his post-war lifestyle. He publishes an advertisement looking for adventure, and soon finds himself embroiled in a series of exploits, many of which involve Carl Peterson--who becomes his nemesis--and Peterson's mistress, the femme fatale Irma.

The Passenger From Calais by Arthur Griffiths

An army officer, and a mysterious lady with a maid and baby in tow, are the only passengers on the Engadine express from Calais. The lady is afraid that someone is following her. Who is she? And what is her strange package?

The Czar's Spy by William Le Queux

William Le Queux was a British novelist and prolific writer of mysteries. Indeed, mystery surrounds the author himself as to whether he was a spy or rather just a self-promoter. Regardless of which is true, Le Queux brings us a story of intrigue and espionage that travels across Europe in the true spirit of a good mystery. There are shootings, burglaries, romances, escapes from prisons, and intricate conspiracies that may surprise and leave you scratching your head as you try to solve this "whodunit". In the best tradition of a good mystery however, you may need to wait for the final chapters to discover the truth.

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Greenmantle by John Buchan
Mr. Standfast by John Buchan
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper
The Passenger From Calais by Arthur Griffiths
The Czar's Spy by William Le Queux

*Includes author image gallery.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151073493
Publisher: Enhanced E-Books
Publication date: 10/21/2015
Series: British Mystery Multipack , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 77,967
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

Robert Erskine Childers (25 June 1870 – 24 November 1922), universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War. He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton; and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers.

Herman Cyril McNeile (28 September 1888 – 14 August 1937), commonly known as Cyril McNeile and publishing under the name H. C. McNeile or the pseudonym Sapper, was a British soldier and author. Drawing on his experiences in the trenches during the First World War, he started writing short stories and getting them published in the Daily Mail. As serving officers in the British Army were not permitted to publish under their own names, he was given the pen name "Sapper" by Lord Northcliffe, the owner of the Daily Mail; the nickname was based on that of his corps, the Royal Engineers.

Arthur George Frederick Griffiths (9 December 1838 – 24 March 1908) was a prison administrator and author who published more than 60 books during his lifetime. He was also a military historian who wrote extensively about the wars of the 19th century, and was for a time military correspondent for The Times newspaper. His later accounts of crime and punishment in England were "sensational and grotesque", designed to appeal to the baser fascinations of his Victorian readers. Their success led him to write mystery crime novels such as Fast and Loose, published in 1885.

William Tufnell Le Queux (2 July 1864 - 13 October 1927) was an Anglo-French journalist and writer.

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