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Mad Dog Books introduces a 1950s British gumshoe called Edward Bird. Working out of the port city of Kingstown, Ted is clever and scrawny, observant but small. He is incessantly put upon by Betty Abbett, his irrepressible boss at the private detective agency she started with her dead husband's money.


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We are redefining crime and spy fiction for the 2020s crowd. We really look after our email subscribers. So far in 2021 they have received postage-free paperbacks of Ernest Zevon and The Gun Slipped, plus eBooks, free chapters, and new articles about the SOE adventures of Patrick Leigh Fermor, Xan Fielding, Lawrence Durrell and the Cairo set. You will also receive news of The Bad Heist as we prepare for a launch at Christmas 2021!

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