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  • The Courts Of Idlenessby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    These comic stories are set during World War I and the period just after, when the genteel world of Edwardian England had changed beyond recognition. We encounter the madcap adventures of a group of well-to-do young people as they career across Europe from Madeira to Macedonia fighting heinous villains and solving mysteries. more...

  • An Eye For A Toothby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    On the way home having captured Axel the Red’s treasure, dapper Jonathan Mansel happens upon a corpse in the road. There ensues a gripping tale of adventure and vengeance. On publication this novel was such a hit that it was reprinted six times in its first year, and assured Yates’ huge popularity. A classic Richard Chandos thriller. more...

  • Fire Belowby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    Richard Chandos makes a welcome return in this classic adventure story. Suave and decadent, he leads his friends into forbidden territory to rescue a kidnapped (and very attractive) young widow. Yates gives us a highly dramatic, almost operatic, plot and unforgettably vivid characters. more...

  • Gale Warningby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    Jonathan Mansel, one of Yates’ most popular characters, heads a small private organisation dedicated to the detection of serious crime ‘by methods sadly unavailable to the regular police’. An aristocratic member of his team is murdered and the avengers set out in pursuit of the killer, in a tale of ‘violence and a measure of sublimated sex’. more...

  • The House That Berry Builtby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    A comic romp featuring the famous ‘Berry’ Pleydell and based on Yates’ own experience of building a house for himself in the Pyrenées – sumptuous, expensive and idyllically located. The house was seized by the Germans during World War II, and this tale gives a hilarious account of its construction and early life. Yates at the peak of his form. more...

  • Jonah And Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    These are some of Yates’ early short stories featuring the comic Pleydell clan, and on publication proved just a successful and popular as Berry and Co had been. They describe the chaotic journey of the young, well-to-do heroes as they cavort across France, and helped to establish Yates’ reputation as a master of humorous fiction. more...

  • Ne'er Do Wellby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 6.99

    This is Dornford Yates’ only ‘straight’ detective novel – it is an uncommon murder story set in a convent, and reveals Yates’ supreme talent for tension, strong characters and a page-turning plot. For traditional tale-telling at its finest, look no further. more...

  • Perishable Goodsby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    Classic Yates, this novel featuring the suave Richard Chandos was warmly received by critics. Typically deft, pacey and amusing, it ‘contains every crime in the calendar and a heart-rending finale’ (A J Smithers). A companion novel to ‘Blind Corner’, ‘Blood Royal’, ‘An Eye For A Tooth’ and ‘Fire Below’. Gripping stuff. more...

  • Red In The Morningby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    Set in France after the war amongst the beautiful landscapes of Biarritz, Pau and the Pyrenées, Yates’ favourite thriller hero Richard Chandos returns with Jonathan Mansel in a story of temptation, subterfuge, adventure and revenge. Regarded by many as Yates at the top of his form. more...

  • She Fell Among Thievesby Dornford Yates

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 8.99

    A vintage thriller featuring the welcome return of Richard Chandos, dashing hero extraordinaire, who seeks to rescue a young girl who has been kidnapped and drugged by a sinister old woman in the mountains of the Pyrenées. A gripping read originally published in serial form, ‘She Fell Among Thieves’ was a huge hit when it first appeared. more...