A Transaction in Diamonds

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transaction_cover_fpo_websiteA Transaction in Diamonds assembles all of Talbot Mundy's stories and articles published during 1911, his first year as a professional writer. Included are his first published story, as well as his first British military tale, "The Phantom Battery," along with twelve other classic works of fiction and non-fiction.

With an introduction by Brian Taves (Talbot Mundy—Philosopher of Adventure).

Edited by Gene Christie.

Cover art by Tom Roberts

The Talbot Mundy Library, volume 1.

Stories include:

  • A Transaction in Diamonds
  • Pig Sticking in India
  • The Lady and the Lord
  • Single Handed Yachting
  • Kitty Burns Her Fingers
  • Vengeance Is Kitty's
  • The Phantom Battery
  • Jansen and Jansen—Twins
  • Cornelia's Englishman
  • Sentence of Death
  • The Fire-Cop
  • An Offer of Two to One
  • Kitty and Cupid
  • The Blooding of the Ninth Queen's Own

With an appendix by Tom Roberts discussing Mundy's payment rates for his early stories.

Don't forget to check out our other Talbot Mundy collections, In A Righteous Cause, The Letter of His Orders and A Soldier and A Gentleman.

Book Details

Title: A Transaction in Diamonds: Talbot Mundy in the Pulps, 1911
Author: Talbot Mundy
Genre: Adventure
ISBN: 978-1-928619-72-7
Price: $17.95 / Trade paperback / 170 pages
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