Dragon's Claw (Paperback)

(Modesty Blaise)

Peter O'Donnell

In the ninth instalment of the bestselling Modesty Blaise series, Modesty and Willie Garvin must solve a series of baffling art world murders


'The finest escapist thrillers ever written' THE TIMES

'Before Buffy, before Charlie's Angels, before Purdy and Emma Peel, there was Modesty Blaise' - OBSERVER

While sailing a small yacht single-handedly from Australia to New Zealand, Modesty Blaise rescues Luke Fletcher, the world-renowned painter, from drowning. But how in the world did Luke Fletcher end up adrift in the Tasman Sea, after having disappeared in the Mediterranean two months earlier?

Luke Fletcher is not the only person from the world of the arts who has disappeared recently, but he is the only one who has turned up alive. But then Luke Fletcher is killed, and Modesty and her loyal lieutenant Willie Garvin vow to find the killer. The trail leads back to the Tasman Sea, to Dragon's Claw Island, but Modesty and Willie make a mistake and find themselves in captivity. They've solved the puzzle of the murders, but will they live long enough to bring the killers to justice?

Publication date: 05/08/2004


ISBN: 9780285637085

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for Dragon's Claw

'These books are the finest escapist thrillers ever written'

 The Times

'In the beginning there was Modesty. Cooler than the pretentious James Bond, tougher than the brain-dead Mike Hammer'

Lauren Henderson, author of Dead White Female 

'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'


'One of the great partnerships in fiction, bearing comparison with that of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson'

Kingsley Amis 

'O'Donnell is one of those rare popular writers, like Josephine Tey or P.G. Wodehouse, who inspire not just fandom but love'

 New York Times

'Modesty Blaise was the comic-strip criminal genius, turned occasional secret service operative, who managed to combine timeless beauty and elegance with the ability to break every bone in your body... there's never been a better time to become acquainted'

 The Crack

'The continuing renaissance of the immortal heroine: thrilling, humorous and timeless adventures, the Modesty Blaise series are seminal British crime novels'

 Crime Time

'The stories of Modesty are better than James Bond and funnier'


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