The Thirty-Nine Steps
Written by John Buchan
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A classic spy thriller, chosen by February 2011 Guest Editor Tim Bowler:
"I read this when I was thirteen and it's the first book that showed me what a good thriller can do. From its taut opening where the frightened Scudder begs Hannay for help only to be stabbed to death by an unseen hand, the tension never lets up. Chase follows chase with the net closing ever more tightly all the way to the final chapter where Hannay confronts his enemies and looks into the 'inhuman luminosity' of their leader's eyes. A classic thriller and one of my all-time favourites."
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The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot which could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.
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Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
24th June 2004
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