Monday, June 17, 2019

GET ME REWRITE: Anthony Price, author of Cold War spy thrillers that few people read anymore, dies at 90

Anthony Price, Author of Cold War Spy Thrillers, Dies at 90.  (The New York Times, 6/14/2019)
Mr. Price, whose first spy novel, “The Labyrinth Makers,” came out in 1970, was among several thriller writers who moved the espionage genre beyond the slick shenanigans of early-period James Bond as the Cold War calcified. 
“The Labyrinth Makers” was the first of 19 novels featuring David Audley, an analyst for the British secret service, who was often the protagonist but sometimes a secondary figure. Mr. Price was not content with simple linear plots; he loved to burden his characters with ghosts from the past and explore how long-ago actions influenced events years or even centuries later.

What's disturbing here is that Middleton owns just 1 title by Richard Price.

Photos by Retiring Guy

"The Memory Trap" is checked out at Madison Central.

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