- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
On its publication in 1966, THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM received the Edgar Award as best ...
On its publication in 1966, THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM received the Edgar Award as best mystery of the year.
Excerpted from The Quiller Memorandum by Hall, Adam Copyright © 2004 by Hall, Adam. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
Posted January 24, 2014
I read The Quiller Memorandum as part of a campaign I started a few years ago to read all of the Edgar-award winning mystery novels in order. The Quiller Memorandum was definitely one of the five best so far, maybe even second best (to The Spy Who Came in from the Cold). The action is tense, the villains are menacing, the hero is almost superpowered yet engaging and convincing. Hall had a knack that many aspiring spy writers don't, of providing just enough of a reverse or double-cross to surprise the reader without going so far as to render all the action pointless (as happens in some novels). He also had a much better sense of how much violence is enough. A worthy winner and a quick and exciting read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 10, 2013
I'd always meant to read this novel after seeing the '60s film based on it, and I have to say, it's infinitely better than that film. The weird, almost anti-social voice of Quiller would probably get him labeled a computer geek now, as he makes moves against a neo-Nazi enemy like a chess player at the height of his game, working out variables and probabilities. The only disappointment is a moment of revelation near the end which means that Quiller's kept to himself something he knew all along--he has misdirected the reader. Otherwise, an entertaining beginning to the long-running series of "Quiller" novels.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 27, 2008
Posted May 5, 2004
Adam Hall does it again. He puts the unglamourous game of espionage in it's right place. Never once does he let up on the feeling of paranoia. In my opinion, Mr Hall is the best of spy writers, his character(s) are so real to life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2013
No text was provided for this review.