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The Way to Dusty Death – Alistair MacLean

(Hodder e-book, originally published 1973) This book begins at the French Grand Prix, where a devastating collision has caused the death of a Californian driver, Isaac Jethou, and almost killed Johnny Harlow. It’s only one of a series of crashes … Continue reading

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Novels by Alistair MacLean – part 2

The first part of my mini-review of MacLean’s thrillers is here, while part two follows below. Night Without End (1959) was MacLean’s fifth novel. It’s told in the first-person by Dr Mason, who with two companions – an Inuit called … Continue reading

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Novels by Alistair MacLean – part 1

MacLean’s thrillers have often been filmed (perhaps most famous are The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, with their starry casts, though there are others, not so well known), and he sustained a long career with success – though … Continue reading

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Bear Island – Alistair MacLean

(HarperCollins 2009, originally published 1971) Bear Island begins on board a ship, the Morning Rose, battering her way through the rough seas north of Shetland in late October. Apart from its crew (and ship’s doctor – and narrator – Christopher … Continue reading

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