Item #66569 Airline Detective. The Fight Against International Air Crime. Introduced by Ian Fleming (2 copies). Ian FLEMING, John PEARSON.
Airline Detective. The Fight Against International Air Crime. Introduced by Ian Fleming (2 copies).
Airline Detective. The Fight Against International Air Crime. Introduced by Ian Fleming (2 copies).

Airline Detective. The Fight Against International Air Crime. Introduced by Ian Fleming (2 copies).

London: Fontana Books, 1962. FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION. Two variant copies, the home market issue priced at 3/6 together with the unpriced export copy. Octavos, pp.189; [2], ads; [1], blank. Publisher's softcovers with stills from the recent television adaptation entitled 'Zero One'. Illustrated with black and white photos within. Very good copies with expected reading creases, some rubbing etc, one has an ink name. Formerly part of bibliographer Jon Gilbert's collection (pencil signature within). An account of the exploits of B.O.A.C. security chief Mr. Donald "Flying" Fish and his roving aide Douglas Buchanan; the airline detectives, intent on cracking international gold and diamond smuggling operations. It was Fleming's fourth book related to illicit trading, following 'Diamonds Are Forever','The Diamond Smugglers' and 'Goldfinger', although his contribution here was limited to essay-length. Fish had known Fleming since the mid-fifties, when the pair had attended two Interpol conferences in Istanbul and Vienna. 'Airline Detective' was written with the assistance of John Pearson, who was Fleming's aide at The Sunday Times, and was serialised in that newspaper. Pearson later became the first biographer of Ian Fleming. Item #66569

Gilbert B2a(3).

Price: £75.00

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