Browsing the archives for the Jeremy Duns tag

Rogue Royale

For those interested in the history of the James Bond movies, and what may have been, Jeremy Duns (author of the Paul Dark trilogy and Dead Drop) has expanded an article he wrote for The Sunday Telegraph and released it as an eBook. In the mid-Sixties, the James Bond films became a global phenomenon as […]

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Dead Drop: The True Story of Oleg Penkovsky

Just a heads up to real-life spy fans that Jeremy Duns’ latest book, entitled Dead Drop: The True Story of Oleg Penkovsky and the Cold War’s Most Dangerous Operation is now available in Hardback in the UK. Unlike the Paul Dark thrillers, Dead Drop is non-fiction, and looks at the life of Soviet double agent […]

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Free Country

Author: Jeremy Duns Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: August 2010 For the past few days, I have been looking at Geoffrey Household’s book Rogue Male. It is a testament to the strength of the novel, that its impact can still be felt in contemporary spy novels. Today, I am going to look at Free Country, […]

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The Guns of August

August promises to be a big month for fans of spy fiction with the release of three highly anticipated spy novels. We’ve already seen the launch (on August 2nd) of Deadly Trust, from Australian author JJ Cooper. The book is the second book in the Jay Ryan series, following on from last year’s debut The […]

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The Debrief

I am sure most readers are aware that spy novelist Jeremy Duns has set up a new blog called The Debrief where he has posted a series of fantastic articles. Some of the riches that have surfaced so far, have been: Dutch Courage Prisoners of the ice On Human Bondage Angry Young Spy The real […]

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No Piranhas Required

COBRAS associate Jeremy Duns has posted a piece about the art of killing characters at the Criminal Minds Blog. Those who enjoyed his debut novel Free Agent, are in for a treat, as Jeremy uses a small passage from the follow up novel, Free Country to illustrate ‘the art of killing’. To head over to […]

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Free Agent

Written by Jeremy Duns Published by Simon & Schuster 2009 Free Agent is the first in Jeremy Duns’ planned trilogy of novels featuring Paul Dark. Free Agent is to be followed be Free Country and then Free World. And I must say this novel gets the series off to a flying start. The first jolt […]

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Fact and fiction surrounding MI5 and MI6

The Spy novel had role in birth of British intelligence. Books reflect real-life espionage and can influence it Jeremy Duns has an article in today’s Sunday Times looking at a century of British intelligence and exploring how fiction has represented and occasionally influenced real-life espionage over the years. To read the article, click here.

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Free Agent – An Interview with Jeremy Duns

Regular readers will have noticed that I tend to enjoy reviewing films and books from what I consider the golden age of spy fiction – that is, the 1960s. I have nothing against modern hi-tech thrillers, but I relish the days when the world was not so complicated. But it sure was dangerous, and characters […]

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