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Never Send Flowers (1993) by John Gardner: 2012 PB edition

By: FSWL team
New paperback edition Never send flowers
Publication of a new paperback edition of Never Send Flowers, John Gardner's 13th James Bond novel. The book is published by Orion Books in the UK.

In different corners of the world four high-profile figures are assassinated in less than a week. Nobody links the deaths but one thing is certain: each of them has been stalked, sought out and killed with care and preparation. Then a sinister connection is established: a single, blood-tipped rose is sent to each funeral and an unremarkable female agent is murdered in Switzerland.

When MI5 come to MI6 to ask for help M brings in his best. At first, a weekend abroad seems tempting to James Bond: especially when he's paired with Flicka von Grusse, a gorgeous Swiss intelligence officer. But this is a perilous assisgnment that starts with the mysterious actor David Dragonpol and leads them to Athens, Milan and on to EuroDisney ... and an explosive climax.

About the author:
After Kingsley Amis John Gardner was the next writer to be asked by Glidrose (now IFPL) to write further adventures of James Bond. He wrote, like Ian Fleming, fourteen Bond books, plus novelisations of the films Licence to Kill (1989) and GoldenEye (1995), from 1981 to 1996.

Before becoming an author of fiction in the early 1960s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer, a journalist and, for a short time, a priest in the Church of England. In all, Gardner had fifty-five novels to his credit - many of them best-sellers - before he died in August 2007.

For more information about John Gardner and his non-Bond works, visit his own website at

Book details:
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Orion Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 140913573X
ISBN-13: 978-1409135739
Cover price: £7.99

Editor's note:
The remaining three books in John Gardner's James Bond series - Cold, GoldenEye and Seafire - is also re-published on November 8, 2012.

Cover above:
The new UK paperback edition of Never Send Flowers (2012). © 2012 Orion Books. All rights reserved.

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