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Old 01-31-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Adam Hall - Quiller spy novels - Questions

I'm familiar with the name, but have yet to read any of them.

I think there are about 18 novels in the series, and was thinking of buying a few from Amazon.

Does anyone have opinions on this series? Are they uniformly good? A drop-off in quality?


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I read them years ago, but my recollection is that the novels, with some variation, were all very good. I can't recall if I read all of the series, but Adam Hall remains an all-time favorite of mine -- highly recommended.
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Don, I have read the first two.

I liked the first, The Quiller Memorandum, very much.

But the second, The Ninth Directive, I can't recommend strongly enough. The writing was delicious. I deliberately read only a chapter a night to stretch the experience out.
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The name rang a bell so I searched for them. Looking at the list of books and the covers, I remember reading some of them when I was in high school. And I enjoyed them a lot. From the publishing dates, I think I only read the earlier ones that didn't have "Quiller" in the title.

The search also told me that Adam Hall is a pseudonym for Elleston Trevor. That was a name I did know and associated with these books. I think I read "The Flight of the Phoenix" after seeing the original movie and then moved on to the Quiller series after finding out who the author was.

Not that I am reminded of the books, I remember they were good reads, but know nothing about the later ones. I think I will have to look for them. I have been rereading my Desmond Bagley collection lately. These should do nicely when I finish.
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Based on the recommendations, I think I'll go ahead and buy the first two.

Has anyone read any of the later titles in the series?




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