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- Renaissance E Books 2006; US$ 5.99
The Three Greatest Spy Novels of All Time! In one low priced eBook, read three classic edge-of-the-seat espionage tales, complete and unabridged. Mystery novelist and critic Julian Symons calls Childers' Riddle of the Sands (1903), "one of the best spy and adventure stories ever written." It should be, the author was a heroic British-Irish spy who... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 7.99
One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War. The story builds in excitement as two young men on a sailing holiday discover a German plot to invade England. This edition is complemented by a fine introduction which examines the novel in its political and historical... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.78
Childers's lone masterpiece, THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, considered the first modern spy thriller, is recognisable as the brilliant forerunner of the realism of Graham Greene and John le Carre. Its unique flavour comes from its fine characterization,richly authentic background of inshore sailing and vivid evocation of the late 1890s - an atmosphere of... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 5.99
When Carruthers receives a letter from his friend Davies suggesting a Baltic sailing trip, the vision of a manned yacht, A1 scenery and excellent duck shooting quickly works its charm. But Carruthers hopes for a holiday are quickly dashed. There has been suspicious German activity along the coast. The Medusa , manned by the sinister Dollman, has... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 6.00
When Carruthers joins his friend Arthur Davies on his yacht Dulcibella, he is expecting a pleasant sailing holiday in the Baltic Sea. But the holiday turns into an adventure of a different kind. He and Davies soon find themselves sailing in the stormy waters of the North Sea, exploring the channels and sandbanks around the German Frisian Islands, and... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Brimming with heart-stopping action, "The Riddle of the Sands" is one the earliest spy novels. This spell-binding story is set in the period before the start of the First World War. It narrates the story of two friends adventure as they stumble upon Germanys plans to invade England. A gem of the thriller genre! more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99
Described by Ken Follett as "the first modern thriller", The Riddle of the Sands is the best-known sailing narrative and a true classic. It was recently ranked 37th in The Observer's list of the 100 Greatest Novels of the past 300 years. Winston Churchill even credited it for the Admiralty's decision to build naval bases in Scapa Flow,... more...
- MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 0.99
In the rough waters of the North Sea, two sailors fight to save Britain Charles Carruthers is languishing in the crushing heat of a London summer when an old university chum named Davies throws him a lifeline, inviting him on a yachting expedition in the North Sea. It sounds like a lark, but Carruthers finds that the Dulcibella is hardly a yacht,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95
Regarded as one of the best spy stories ever written, this is the classic Secret Service novel. More like fact than fiction, it holds a special place in the affections of spy-novel fans for its richness of technical detail about inshore sailing, its highly sympathetic characters, an unsurpassed narrative style, and a setting and plot that recapture... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 9.99
The Riddle of the Sands, a work of espionage and military strategy, centers on Davies and Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office, and their suspicion of a German plot to invade England. Navigating a tiny sail boat up a sandbank-ridden waterway, Davies and Carruthers explore the shallow tide beaches and stumble upon a mysterious site rumored... more...