Mike Ripley and Ostara Publishing are once more putting aficionados of the best genre writing in their debt with more tempting reissues in the Top Notch Thrillers series, including another Alan Williams novel.

These include:

The Tale of the Lazy Dog – Alan Williams’ heist thriller set in the Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam triangle in 1969 as a gang of modern day pirates attempt to steal $1.5 billion in used US Treasury notes. (First published 1970)

Time Is An Ambush – by Francis Clifford. A delicate, atmospheric study of suspicion and guilt set in Franco’s Spain, by one of the most-admired stylists of the post-war generation of British thriller-writers. (First published in 1962)

A Flock Of Ships – Brian Callison’s bestselling wartime thriller of a small Allllied convoy lured to its doom in the South Atlantic. Described by Alistair Maclean as: "The best war story I have ever read". (First published 1970)

The Ninth Directive – The second assignment for super-spy Quiller (whose fans included Kingsley Amis and John Dickson Carr), created by Adam Hall (Elleston Trevor). A taught, tense thriller of political assassination which pre-dates ‘Day of the Jackal’ by five years. (First published 1966).

These will be trade paperbacks at £10.99

www.ostarapublishing.co.uk

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