Desmond Cory Book Gallery - 1950s
Desmond Cory Book Gallery - 1950s

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  • 1955 HEIGHT OF DAY hb muller.jpg
    Filename: 1955 HEIGHT OF DAY hb muller.jpg
    5th Johnny Fedora assignment: takes part in an archaelogical expedition to Africa where no one has survived before. Published also as a paperback. Republished in 1969 as Dead Men Alive.
    Last updated: Thursday, November 02, 2006
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    1955 HIGH REQUIEM hb shakespeare head.jpg
    Filename: 1955 HIGH REQUIEM hb shakespeare head.jpg
    6th Fedora assignment - Fedora goes to a super-secret base in the African desert where a saboteur is loose.
    Last updated: Thursday, November 02, 2006
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    1955  JOHNNY  GOES NORTH hb muller.jpg
    Filename: 1955 JOHNNY GOES NORTH hb muller.jpg
    7th Fedora assignment for the British Intelligence Services - In search of millions in hidden Nazi gold against a dead traitor who hunts for the fortune from his grave. Fedora with his companion, once again, Sebastian Trout (appeared in Dead Man Falling, Intrigue). Commencing in Venice, suddden death leads to Paris, Stockholm and Bohuslav on the east coast of Sweden. Republished as The Swastika Hunt in 1969. Reviews: "The amusing and astute Johnny Fedora frolics through Desmond Cory's Johnny Goes North with his usual cool effrontery. From Italy to Sweden he persues a crook who dares all for a golden fortune"- DAILY MAIL 1956.
    Last updated: Saturday, November 04, 2006
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    1955 THE PHOENIX SINGS  hb muller.jpg
    Filename: 1955 THE PHOENIX SINGS hb muller.jpg
    Hard back version - unknown cover. If you have a copy, please contact richard@desmondcory.com. Adam Vane, former British Intelligence officer, on a dangerous assignment. Starting in Antwerp. Turned into BBC Radio Play and later into a movie on which the story is based ("The Mark of the Phoenix - 1958). Dedicated to ROY MOOSE.
    Last updated: Wednesday, November 01, 2006
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    1956 THE PHOENIX SINGS pb corgi.jpg
    Filename: 1956 THE PHOENIX SINGS pb corgi.jpg
    Paper back version. Adam Vane, former British Intelligence officer, on a dangerous assignment. Starting in Antwerp. Turned into BBC Radio Play and later into a movie on which the story is based (The Mark of the Phoenix - 1958). Dedicated to Roy Moose.
    Last updated: Saturday, November 04, 2006
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    1957  PILGRIM  AT THE GATE hb shakespeare head.jpg
    Filename: 1957 PILGRIM AT THE GATE hb shakespeare head.jpg
    Set amongst the ruins of Eastern Berlin and Communist Poland. Introducing Mr. Pilgrim.
    Last updated: Saturday, November 04, 2006
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    1957_secretministry_pb_wol.jpg
    Filename: 1957_secretministry_pb_wol.jpg
    Cory's first novel, republished in paperback by World Distribution Ltd (WOL)., Manchester. Germany is defeated but a select group of Hitler's henchmen continue to kill and maim. Their hideout: London. Fedora's assignment: Destroy them! Enter the world of the political assassin. Later republished as Nazi Assassins in 1970.
    Last updated: Saturday, October 28, 2006
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    1957 THIS TRAITOR DEATH pb wol.jpg
    Filename: 1957 THIS TRAITOR DEATH pb wol.jpg
    Paper back version. 2nd Fedora assignment, this time in Paris. She was known as "Le Rossignol" - The Nightingale - Hitler's most beautiful and ruthless spy. With access to millions in unrecovered German gold, she's the only person who could lead a successful return to Nazi power. Fedora's single order: crush the Nightingale. Later republished as the Gestapo Files. Title based on Chaucer, The Pardoner's Tale?
    Last updated: Thursday, November 09, 2006
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    1957 INTRIGUE pb wol.jpg
    Filename: 1957 INTRIGUE pb wol.jpg
    Copy not found. Please contact richard@desmondcory.com if you have a copy. Re-print of 4th Fedora assignment: Trieste - a stranger in the street-a woman at a window-and a calculating mind of an evil genius start Johnny Fedora on another gripping adventure'. Later republished as Trieste.
    Last updated: Wednesday, November 08, 2006
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