Thrilling, humorous and timeless adventures the Modesty Blaise series are seminal British crime novels. The rugged team of Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin take on impossible odds, pitted against Simon Delicta and Swordmaster Wenczel in a duel to the death. As the adventure unfolds, travelling from London to Panama before reaching the depths of the Sahara desert, the pair will need all their skills to survive.
Peter O’Donnell created the character of Modesty Blaise for a strip cartoon in 1963. The series was eventually syndicated in over 42 countries and produced 13 novels (all published by Souvenir Press).
Also published in our Modesty Blaise paperback series:
Cobra Trap, Dead Man’s Handle, Dragon’s Claw, I Lucifer, The Impossible Virgin, Last Day in Limbo, The Night of the Morningstar, Pieces of Modesty, Sabre Tooth, The Silver Mistress, Taste of Death and The Xanadu Talisman.
“One of the great partnerships in fiction, bearing comparison with that of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.”
“O’Donnell is one of those rare popular writers, like Josephine Tey or P.G. Wodehouse, who inspire not just fandom but love.”
New York Times Book Review
“These books are the finest escapist thrillers ever written.”
“Before Buffy, before Charlie’s Angels, before Purdy and Emma Peel there was Modesty Blaise. For almost 40 years, Peter O’Donnell’s iconic heroine drop-kicked her way through a swath of villains and into a unique place in popular culture.”
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