A Taste for Death (Modesty Blaise)
The fourth Modesty Blaise title sees the rugged team of Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin take on impossible odds, pitted against Simon Delicta, the man with a taste for death, 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 for a strip cartoon in 1963. The series was eventually syndicated in over 42 countries and produced 13 novels (all published by Souvenir Press). In 2015, Souvenir Press is celebrating 50 years of Modesty Blaise.
Also published in our Modesty Blaise paperback series:
Modesty Blaise, Sabre-Tooth, I Lucifer, The Impossible Virgin, Pieces of Modesty, The Silver Mistress, Last Day in Limbo, Dragon’s Claw, The Xanadu Talisman, The Night of the Morningstar, Dead Man’s Handle and Cobra Trap.
Praise for Modesty Blaise:
“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.”
“Modesty Blaise was the comic-strip criminal genius, turned occasional secret service operative, who managed to combine timeless beauty and elegance with the ability to break every bone in your body… there’s never been a better time to become acquainted.”
“The continuing renaissance of the immortal heroine: thrilling, humorous and timeless adventures, the Modesty Blaise series are seminal British crime novels.”
The stories of Modesty… are better than James Bond and funnier.”