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The Spy and the Thief: A Jeffery Rand and Nick Velvet Collection

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A double-barreled collection—two of Edward D. Hoch’s most ingenious creations


In the headquarters of Britain’s Foreign Office, a secretary spies a television actor making a copy of a top-secret key. In an island republic, an intelligence operative is murdered just minutes before exposing a Communist mole. And in a bustling eastern city, the Cold War reaches a turning point
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ebook, 192 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published 1971)
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Synopsis: a collection of seven Rand stories - he's the fixer inside Britain's secret service. Plus seven Velvet stories - he's a master thief. ...more
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Edward D. Hoch, the grand master of the mystery story.
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Edward D. Hoch is one of the most honored mystery writers of all time.

* 1968 Edgar Allan Poe Award (Mystery Writers of America): "The Oblong Room", The Saint Mystery Magazine, July 1967
* 1998 Anthony Award (Bouchercon World Mystery Convention): "One Bag of Coconuts", EQMM, November 1997
* 2001 Anthony Award (Bouchercon): "The Problem of the Potting Shed", EQMM, July 2000
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