I, Lucifer (Paperback)

(Modesty Blaise)

Peter O'Donnell

In the third instalment of the bestselling Modesty Blaise series, Modesty and Willie Garvin must discover the truth behind a series of mysterious and mystical 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

Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin are in Paris. Modesty is being wined and dined by René Vaubois, head of the French Intelligence Service, on a floating restaurant on the Seine. René asks Modesty for advice regarding a new protection racket. High-level people worldwide are receiving death threats, and those who don't pay end up dead.

By what means are the victims being killed? How is the ransom money being collected without trace? Then Modesty's friend, Steve Collier, the renowned psychic researcher, is kidnapped. Modesty and her faithful lieutenant, Willie Garvin, must travel to a remote island stronghold to solve the mystery and save their friend.

Publication date: 05/08/2004


ISBN: 9780285637078

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for I, Lucifer

'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

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