December 1, 2012

A Taste for Death: Press release from Souvenir Press

(which sounds a bit better than 'Souvenir Press Press Release')

Souvenir Press will be reprinting A Taste for Death to tie in with the radio play. You can view their press release here, and below is the Modesty Blaise page from their catalogue (click image to enlarge).

Unfortunately, it looks like not all of the Modesty Blaise books are being reprinted; two are still out of print.

Unbelievably, the 2001 paperback reprint of The Impossible Virgin is selling for as much as US$298 on! (I've paid less than that for first edition vintage paperbacks!) I'm not sure why Souvenir Press isn't reprinting the entire series.

But on the plus side... 16 days until the radio play airs!


Bob said...

The Impossible Virgin is the only one I'm missing and with those Amazon and Ebay prices, that Virgin will probably remain Impossible!

Modesty Blaise said...

Are you missing it from your Souvenir Reprint collection, or do you mean you don't have it at all? I just looked on and there are DOZENS of copies there - very cheap, too! They're used, of course, but the price of the book + postage would still be less than the price of a new paperback.

Bob said...

Thanks for the info. The book might just be a possibility. I'm not sure about the postage to St Louis Mo USA?

Modesty Blaise said...

The sellers can advise you of that.

Bob said...

On Amazon, I did a search for The Impossible Virgin, by itself, and used copies of the Pan 1973 edition came up. Horrible cover but a reasonable price. No, it won't match the Souvenir Reprint editions that I have some of, but beggars can't be choosers. Thanks for your help.