Desmond Bagley was one of a group of writers including Alistair MacLean and Jack Higgins who contributed greatly to the modern concept of action thrillers.
With a career which encompassed many things form mining to journalism, Bagley became a full time writer after his first novel The Golden Keel became a bestseller. He went on to write 16 thrillers, most of them Top 10 bestsellers and he established a trademark style which featured ordinary men pitted against again villains with intent on causing global chaos. Bagley died relatively young at fifty nine, and his books have remained in print ever since. His writing continues to influence new writers in the genre.
Read an extract from The Snow Tiger
This November sees HarperCollins published a further selection of classic titles from Bagley’s back catalogue as ‘2 in 1; double action thrillers’. The titles available include:
High Citadel AND Landslide – Buy now from Amazon
Flyaway AND Windfall – Buy now from Amazon
The Spoilers AND Juggernaut – Buy now from Amazon
Wyatt’s Hurricane AND Bahama Crisis – Buy now from Amazon