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Pieces of Modesty
Pieces of Modesty

Pieces of Modesty

Modesty Blaise series


224 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: July 2010

ISBN 9780285638341

Rights: US, CA & PH

Souvenir Press (Jul 2010)

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The eagerly awaited return of a cult heroine

Spotlighting the popular female detective and her trusty sidekick, this collection of short stories pursues Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin through one adventure after another, following their footsteps from South America to Finland. Recounting their constant duels with the world’s villains, these tales also detail the dauntless duo’s improvised weaponry—from circus cannons to human kites. Serving as a fascinating companion to the legendary crime fighter's full-length escapades, this anthology delves deeper into her relationship with Willie Garvin, who is given his own heroic story while he is once again carried along on even more cunning plans.


“These books are the finest escapist thrillers ever written.” —Times

“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.” —Observer

“The fantastic elements of the Modesty novels were tempered by O’Donnell’s superb physical writing.” —New York Times Book Review

“The stories of Modesty . . . are better than James Bond and funnier.” —Tribune

Author Biography

Peter O'Donnell is the creator of the revolutionary comic strip, Modesty Blaise, which has been syndicated in more than 42 countries. He is the author of the bestselling novels based on the original strip, including Dead Man’s Handle, The Night of the Morningstar, and The Xanadu Talisman.