Sunday, 26 April 2020

2 BY N.J. CRISP

A couple from the 70s and another new-to-me author - N.J. Crisp

























Not an author I had previously heard of until a recent charity shop find. I do like old 70s crime fiction.

From the inside cover of THE GOTLAND DEAL
N.J. Crisp started his writing career in the fifties when he published a number of short stories. He quickly moved on to television drama and has become well known for his contribution to series including Dixon of Dock Green, Doctor Finlay's Casebook, Spytrap and Colditz. With Gerard Glaister he co-devised The Expert, The Brothers and Oil Strike North. This is his first novel.

According to his page at Fantastic Fiction, N.J. Crisp wrote nine novels in his career.

He died in 2005.




The Gotland Deal (1976)

THE MURDER
of a prostitute in Notting Hill...

THE TERROR
of a Foreign Office girl convinced she's ebing watched by the KGB...

THE DEATH
by bombing of a young policeman...

THE SPECTRE
of a Nazi revival in Germany...

For Detective Inspector Kenyon these apparently unrelated events hold the key to a conspiracy that threatens the balance of East/West detente, and lead to an electrifying climax in the pine forests of a remote island off the coast of Sweden.


"Intriguing plot.... high espionage and a riveting chase."
WESTERN DAILY PRESS

"Grips tight."
THE OBSERVER


The London Deal (1978)

KENYON'S BACK - WITH A VENGEANCE...

A child molester, badly beaten and drowned in a blocked-up lavatory basin; a nightclub boss,
dismembered and fed to a garbage shredder; the wife of a gangland leader who snares Detective Inspector Kneyon in a glamorous game of feath...

From the glittering roulette tables of the West End clubs, where fortunes and lives are won and Lost, to the bleak wasteland of the Essex marshes, every amn is his enemy, every enemy has a hand in

THE LONDON DEAL

And for Kenyon, survival is the stake.

6 comments:

  1. This is an author I've not 'met' yet, Col. Interesting, isn't it, how some authors - even very talented ones - don't get a lot of notice, while others become more or less household names. Hope you'll enjoy these.

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    1. Margot I only recently discovered his books. I am familiar with a lot of his TV shows. Dixon of Dock Green used to be one we watched as a family.... ooh either late 60s or early 70s. Nostalgia rules.

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  2. New to me, too, Col. These sound like a couple of good reads. And, I think you have more interesting shops near you. Here, you mostly see diet books.

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    1. Elgin, I'm looking forward to reading them, hopefully later this year. There's one particular second hand bookshop about 20 miles from us in a town we visit every three months or so. The ladies are there for the fashion outlets, I'm happy browsing. There aren't too many places you find the odd older book on the shelves these days.

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