Monday, December 17, 2012

Radio News: Modesty Blaise on Radio 4

A five-part adaptation of A Taste for Death by Peter O'Donnell featuring Modesty Blaise begins at 10.45am this morning on Radio 4, and is repeated at 7.45pm. The episodes are 15 minutes long.

Susan White recently reviewed A Taste for Death for Euro Crime and we'll have more on Modesty Blaise in the next few days...

She's glamorous, intelligent, rich and very, very cool. Modesty Blaise has been called the female James Bond but she's much more interesting than that. With her expertise in martial arts and unusual weapons, the ability to speak several languages and her liking for fast cars, twenty-something Modesty became a female icon long before the likes of Emma Peel, Lara Croft, or Buffy.

In Stef Penney's brand new radio adaptation of Peter O'Donnell's novel, Sir Gerald Tarrant, Head of a secret British agency, tempts Modesty out of retirement and into a job involving a young woman with extra sensory powers, an exotic desert location, and a larger than life public school villain, intent on murdering his way to a vast fortune. With its perfect cocktail of glamorous settings, hidden treasure, a twisting turning plot, and characters to root for, A Taste for Death is an action packed treat - and a guilty pleasure.

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