We are delighted to announce that the process of making James Leasor’s books available again in both ebook and paperback form is well under way. Over the last week we have just published the paperback editions of The Millionth Chance as well as the complete Robert Gunn trilogy – Mandarin-Gold, The Chinese Widow and Jade Gate. All available via Amazon and other good booksellers.
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Seven short stories featuring Dr Jason Love, the country doctor, old car lover and sometime spy in which he solves cases in Giglio off Italy, Praia da Luz in Portugal, Amsterdam, the Highlands, Spain, England and at home in Stogumber in Somerset. Travelling in his famous supercharged Cord again and again battles a range of villains in his efforts to crack a myriad of mysteries.
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Dr Love’s fourth supersonic adventure.
Dr Jason Love is going to attend a medical conference in Damascus and one of his patients asks him to find out how his daughter died in a car accident on the outskirts of Syria’s capital. But all is not as it seems. Fulfilling a simple favour turns into a nightmare for the Somerset doctor, turned part-time secret agent…
‘Super suspense and, as usual, Love finds a way.’ Daily Express
‘Bullets buzz like a beehive kicked by Bobby Charlton’ Sunday Mirror
‘Action is driven along at a furious pace from the moment the doctor sets foot in Damascus.. a quite ferocious climax. Unputdownable.’ Sheffield Morning Telegraph
‘Thriller rating: High’ The Sun
Robert Gunn, founder of the Mandarin-Gold trading company, had always been quick to seize new opportunities. That had been the making of his vast Far Eastern trading empire. And when the change from sail to steam in the world’s shipping made coal as valuable as gold. Gunn saw his way to another fortune. Vessels on the Eastern seas needed local supplies of fuel — and the man who discovered coal in the East would command the whole area. Enormous power for his country and himself. Gunn believed that Jade Gate Island, off Borneo, hid coal deposits, and there were others who shared his belief. In a land where life was cheap and the prize incalculable, the race for coal was likely to be a fight to the death …
To the powerful and arrogant Dr. Robert Gunn, life ‘might be likened to a fierce race for enormous prizes’. No prize could be richer than the discovery of coal on Jade Gate Island – but then no race could be fiercer, more uncertain, or more violent….
‘Jade Gate’ is the final book in the Robert Gunn trilogy, following on from the acclaimed best-sellers, ‘Mandarin-Gold’ and ‘The Chinese Widow’. Click here
We are pleased to announce that we sold our 5,000th James Leasor eBook today. Best-sellers are ‘The Red Fort’, which Cecil Woodham-Smith described in the ‘New York Times’ as “a battle piece of the finest kind”, ‘Green Beach’, the amazing secret story behind the Dieppe Raid, and ‘Boarding Party’, the book made into the epic film, ‘The Sea Wolves’, starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Roger Moore. Also selling well are ‘The Plague and the Fire’ the definitive story of London’s twin tragedies of the 17th Century, the fictional tales about the East, ‘Follow the Drum’, ‘Mandarin-Gold’ and ‘The Chinese Widow’, as well as the Dr Jason Love case books and the Aristo Auto vintage car thrillers.
25 titles in currently available, with ‘Passport for a Pilgrim’ and ‘Jade Gate’ due to appear soon.
Thank you for your amazing support! We look forward to maintaining the momentum.
James Leasor’s two preceding books in his chronicle of the Far East a century and half ago – FOLLOW THE DRUM and MANDARIN-GOLD were acclaimed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic. THE CHINESE WIDOW is their equal. It combines the ferocious force of the Dutch mercenaries who seek to destroy Gunn’s plan; the pathos of a young woman left alone to rule a fierce and rebellious people; the gawky humour of Gunn’s partner, the rough, raw Scot MacPherson; the mysterious yet efficacious practice of Chinese medicine, handed on through thousands of years…
When doctors in England pronounced his death sentence, Robert Gunn-founder of Mandarin-Gold, one of the most prosperous Far Eastern trading companies of the nineteenth century-vowed to spend his final year in creating a lasting memorial to leave behind him… to pay back, somehow, his debt to the lands of the East that had been the making of his vast fortune. He had a plan – a great plan – but to see it through he had to confront a fierce and rebellious people, a force of Dutch mercenaries and the Chinese Widow. Who was the Widow? What was her past-and her power…?
Action, suspense and the mysterious splendour of the Orient are combined in this exciting and moving novel. It is has now been published in all e-formats and is available for download.
Since our first sale in March last year the momentum has been gathering month on month. Current fastest seller this month is The Red Fort, the fascinating story of the Indian Mutiny. Closely followed by Boarding Party, Green Beach, Singapore, Follow the Drum and The Unknown Warrior.
There are still only 24 titles available, but more are coming soon.
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We are delighted to announce that we have just sold our 2000th James Leasor ebook since starting the project early last year – and the second thousand has taken just three and a half months. There are now 24 books in print. The best seller is still Boarding Party, followed by Green Beach, with The One That Got Away, Singapore, The Marine from Manadalay, The Unknown Warrior and The Plague and the Fire all doing well. Thank you for your support.