Now in one volume—the first three New York Times bestsellers starring a Cold War–era CIA superspy.
Following the rules kept Blackford Oakes alive when he was an air force pilot during World War II, and it kept him in line as a student at Yale. But as a CIA agent, he knows that sometimes rules need to be broken . . .
Saving the Queen: It’s 1952 and Oakes tackles his first assignment in London. He must uncover a spy within Buckingham Palace and protect the young queen from assassination.
Stained Glass: In this National Book Award winner, Oakes must silence a righteous nationalist stirring up trouble in East Germany, because failure to do so could push the United States and the USSR into World War III.
Who’s on First: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 erupts, leaving Oakes trapped in Budapest. He soon finds himself in a race to stop the Soviets from launching a satellite—before KGB spies put an end to him.
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road; February 2018
- ISBN 9781504051378
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: The Blackford Oakes Mysteries Volume One
- Author: William F. Buckley
Imprint: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
In The Press
Praise for the New York Times–bestselling Blackford Oakes Mysteries
Saving the Queen
“[Saving the Queen] discharges a lot more wit than most thriller writers can manage.” —TheNew York Times
“Charmingly and gracefully written.” —The Washington Post
“Fascinating, exciting, uniquely different!” —David Niven
“Delightfully suspenseful.” —People
“Tongue-in-chic 1950s intrigue.” —Kirkus Reviews
Who’s on First
“The suspense is keen and complicated.” —The Wall Street Journal
“[A] smartly told morality tale.” —The Christian Science Monitor
About The Author
William F. Buckley Jr. (1925–2008) was an author and political commentator. In 1955, he founded the influential conservative magazine National Review. Buckley also hosted the popular television show Firing Line and wrote a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column. He is the author of more than fifty books, including titles on history, politics, and sailing, as well as a series of spy novels featuring CIA agent Blackford Oakes.