The Quiller Memorandum

The Quiller Memorandum

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Overview

The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall, Simon Prebble

This well-drawn tale of espionage is set in West Berlin, 15 years after the end of WW II. Quiller, a British agent who works without gun, cover or contacts, takes on a neo-Nazi underground organization and its war criminal leader. In the process, he discovers a complex and malevolent plot, more dangerous to the world than any crime committed during the war.

On its publication in 1966, THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM received the Edgar Award as best mystery of the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786146789
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Using the penname Adam Hall, British author Trevor Dudley Smith (better known as Elleston Trevor) wrote 18 popular novels chronicling the exploits of his spy, Quiller. The Quiller Memorandum earned him an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Several of his books have made it to the big or small screen, including Flight of the Phoenix (filmed in 1965), Quiller (The Series), and the made-for-TV movie The Penthouse.

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Quiller Memorandum 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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VladimirMortsgna More than 1 year ago
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.
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TheIcemanCometh More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As fresh now as when Hall first wrote it, Quiller the quintessential antihero mixes it up with the quintessential bad guys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.