I thought it was about time to put together this resource – its the sort of thing that I’ve often looked for when writing blog posts on Brian Flynn. Having found more on the internet recently, and a lot more when visiting Brian’s grandchildren, here’s what I have with regard to Brian Flynn dustjackets. Oh, and a few are from my collection… All covers are UK first editions, unless otherwise stated. Any missing images, do get in touch. I would like this to be as complete as possible.
The Anthony Bathurst Mysteries
The Billiard Room Mystery – UK first edition, US first edition
The Case Of The Black Twenty-Two – UK first edition, unknown editions
The Mystery Of The Peacock’s Eye – UK first edition
The Murders Near Mapleton (US Edition)
The Five Red Fingers (US edition and UK paperback) Invisible Death
The Creeping Jenny Mystery aka The Crime At The Crossways (US edition)
Murder En Route UK first edition, US first edition and UK paperback
The Triple Bite
The Padded Door
The Edge Of Terror
The Spiked Lion – UK first edition, US first edition
The League Of Matthias
The Case Of The Purple Calf aka The Ladder Of Death – US edition
The Sussex Cuckoo
The Fortescue Candle
Fear And Trembling aka The Somerset Murder
The Ebony Stag
The Case Of The Faithful Heart
The Case Of The Painted Ladies
They Never Came Back
Such Bright Disguises
Reverse The Charges (UK hardback and paperback)
The Grim Maiden
The Case Of Elymas The Sorcerer
Conspiracy At Angel
The Sharp Quillet
Exit Sir John
The Swinging Death
And Cauldron Bubble
The Ring Of Innocent
The Seventh Sign
The Running Nun
Out Of The Dusk
The Feet Of Death
The Doll’s Done Dancing
The Shaking Spear
The Mirador Collection
The Toy Lamb
The Dice Are Dark
The Hands Of Justice
The Wife Who Disappeared (1957)
The Nine Cuts (1958)
The Saints Are Sinister
Tragedy At Trinket
Charles Wogan Titles
The Hangman’s Hands
The Horror at Warden Hall
Cyanide For The Chorister
Great stuff. Thanks.
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Any chance of DSP using any of these?
I love the dj for Where There Was Smoke. The Feet of Death, what a title. Kind of reminds me of She Had to Have Gas.
If you need any scans of the American jackets, let me know!
The Feet Of Death… while it’s no Conspiracy At Angel, it’s going to be a challenge to be too positive about that one in the intros, if we get that far. It’s definitely in the thriller portion of Flynn’s output – there’s not too many of them, but it’s not his strength – and the meaning of the title… well, that’s a spoiler…
I hope it’s not due to lack of hygiene.
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Not saying anything…
Oh, and if you’ve scans of any that I’ve not included here, they’d be more than welcome.
Hey, what’s up, Doc? I just wanted to thank you for getting Flynn reprinted, because I have been enjoying his work as of late. So far, I’ve only read a handful of them, but appreciate Flynn brought the same kind of ingenuity to his trademark (false-identity) trope as Bush and Carr did with the unbreakable alibi and impossible crime. My reviews won’t start appearing until early next month, but they’re in the pipeline and hope you realize what you have wrought (again)!
Flynn very much channelled Doyle’s version of how disguise works – i.e. even your friends and family won’t recognise you, but he does veer away from this trope quite quickly – I think it’s much rarer after the first ten or so books. There’s still a bundle that I still haven’t read though… I’m glad you’re enjoying what you’ve read so far – I’m obviously excited that we’ve managed to get the first ten reprinted. If they do well, there’s always the possibility that more may follow.