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December 06, 2007

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Pat Patterson

Definitely agree about the inclusion of Hammett though I might suggest adding the cheerful bloodshed and anarchy of Red Harvest. But I would have chosen Eric Ambler's A Coffin for Demitrios and Journey into Fear in addition to John Buchan. I also would credit the earliest spy thriller to the unfortunate Erskine Childer's The Riddle of the Sands which was later acknowledged by Buchan to be one of his favorite books.

Misspent

I read the 39 Steps and Greenmantle at Christmas last year at the same time as reading The Orientalist, which was on last year's list, and enjoyed them very much--they make a great combination. I have them (the Buchan Hannay books) in a great omnibus edition put out by Godine.

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