The Cobra Trap (Paperback)

(Modesty Blaise)

Peter O'Donnell

The final collection of pulse-pounding short stories featuring the iconic heroine Modesty Blaise


'The finest escapist thrillers ever written' THE TIMES

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

Discover new Modesty Blaise stories in the final collection from legend Peter O'Donnell, spanning his heroine's career from running her criminal empire, the Network, to working for British Intelligence. Including 'Bellman', 'The Dark Angels', 'Old Alex', The Girl With the Black Balloon' and 'Cobra Trap', this collection reveals the untold tales of the world's most famous agent.

From her youth in the criminal underworld, to fighting rebels in the jungles of central America and pitched battles on board a moving train, this collection featuring the classic duo of Modesty Blaise and her loyal lieutenant Willie Garvin is an essential part of any Modesty fan's library.

Publication date: 30/08/2006


ISBN: 9780285637665

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for The Cobra Trap

'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'

 Crime Time

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


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