Letter of His Orders, The

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letter_of_his_orders_web"For anyone who imagines Mundy's stories are simple-minded adventure melodramas, "The Letter of His Orders" shows Mundy to be a first-class observer of real world politics and human nature. In a very real sense, a story like "The Letter of His Orders" presages . . . Graham Greene. Where Greene makes fun of colonial intelligence officers in novels like Our Man in Havana, Mundy shows us the other side of that most mundane of heroes, the British colonial civil servant ... [as he]  fulfills the noble promise of unquestioning loyalty . . ."

—Gerry Conway, from this introduction

This title reprints three classic short novels from the pages of Adventure, Mundy's primary American market during the early years of his career.

With an introduction by Gerry Conway (writer/producer Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Father Dowling Mysteries, Diagnosis Murder, and others).

Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.

The Talbot Mundy Library, volume 4.

Novels Include:

  • The Guzzler's Grand Prix
  • Hookum Hai
  • The Letter of His Orders

Don't forget to check out our other Talbot Mundy collections, A Transaction In Diamonds, In A Righteous Cause and A Soldier and a Gentleman.

Book Details

Title: The Letter of His Orders—Three Short Novels from Adventure, 1913
Author: Talbot Mundy
Genre: Adventure
ISBN: 978-1-928619-75-8
Price: $19.95 / Trade paperback / 188 pages
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