A Transaction in Diamonds by Talbot Mundy


Mundy’s writing for the pulps from 1911.

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Volume 1 of the Talbot Mundy Library from Black Dog Books

A 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.


  • Introduction by Brian Taves
  • 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
  • Am Offer of Two to One
  • Kitty and Cupid
  • The Blooding of the Ninth Queen’s Own
  • Appendix by Tom Roberts

With an introduction by Brian Taves, author of Talbot Mundy: Philosopher of Adventure.

Cover art by Tom Roberts.

Trade paperback / 170 pages


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Additional information

Weight 10.4 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in