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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Jack Higgins Cover Gallery

Jack Higgins is an author I've not read for years. Through no fault of the author, I should add: I've been through several periods in my life where, because of work, I've had to cut down on my reading dramatically, or, because of the nature of the work, I've had to concentrate on reading non-fiction rather than fiction.

It was because of this that, some years ago, I decided to revisit some of the authors whose work I'd enjoyed in the past, which is why you've seen quite a few of the old-style adventure writers (Alistair MacLean, Duncan Kyle, etc.) pop up in these occasional cover gallery features. If I spot a book by an author I've liked, I tend to gather up as many of their books as I can whenever I see them.

I also have this habit with authors who may not be particularly new but are new to me so I may have five or six of their books before I actually sit down and read one. This can work out nicely if I find an author I like: I've just finished reading the Stieg Larsson 'Millennium' trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest), which is really one huge book broken up into three parts; having bought all three before I started, I was able to move seamlessly from one to the next, which is a bit of a commitment as I was faced with 1,800 pages worth of story and I don't get that much time to read.

On other occasions it has done me no favours. For instance, I know James Patterson has a lot of fans but I just couldn't get into him. By the time I tried reading a couple, I'd gathered up about thirty of his books, which I ended up donating back to charity shops. I'm sure lots of people love his work, but it's not for me.

All this ramble is just to explain that I've picked up a whole bunch of Jack Higgins's work recently but I've not had time to sit down and read a single one of them yet. However, at  some point you have to get your ducks in order and make a list, or you may end up buying the same book two or three times. So while I'm getting organized, I thought it would be fun to put up a list of his work and a cover gallery. There's a huge potential confusion with Higgins as he has used a number of different pen-names - Higgins is itself a pen-name - and some books that were originally published under one name have been re-released under another, usually Jack Higgins. It also leads to utterly confusing credits like "Jack Higgins writing as Harry Patterson", which turns the truth on its head, as Harry Patterson is Jack Higgins' real name.

I've not tried to track down every paperback appearance, although I'll add in any details that have come my way. This is just a first stab at a  gallery as I fully expect to pick up more of these in the coming months.

Sad Wind from the Sea (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1959; as by Jack Higgins, London, Penguin, 1999)
as by Harry Patterson, Consul 1104, (Jan) 1962,  188pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
as by Harry Patterson, Arrow, c.1983, £1.60.

Cry of the Hunter (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1960; as by Jack Higgins, London, Penguin, 1998)
as by Harry Patterson, Consul 1224, 1963.
Arrow, 1979
Penguin, 1998
Harper 978-0007-86621-3, 2012, 325pp, £7.99. Cover by Nik Keevil

The Thousand Faces of Night (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1961; as by “Jack Higgins writing as Harry Patterson”, London, Pan, 1990)
Pan, 1990
Harper 978-0007-93789-9, 2012, 234pp, £7.99. Cover by Nik Keevil

Comes the Dark Stranger (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1962; as by Jack Higgins, London, HarperCollins, 1992)
Harper 978-0007-27423-9, 2013, 217pp, £7.99. Cover by Nik Keevil/photos

Hell Is Too Crowded (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1962; as by Jack Higgins, New York, Fawcett, 1976; Sevenoaks, Coronet Books, 1978)
Coronet 0340-31971-8, 1977, 159pp, 75p. Cover: photo

The Testament of Caspar Schultz (as Martin Fallon; London, Abelard-Schumann, 1962; as by Jack Higgins, New York, Fawcett, 1978; London, Coronet, 1979)

The Dark Side of the Island (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1963; as by Jack Higgins, New York, Fawcett, 1977; London, Coronet Books, 1978)
Coronet 0340-22960-8, 1978, 75p.
Signet 0451-18986-8, 1997, 159pp, £5.99. Cover by unknown

Pay the Devil (as Harry Patterson; London, Barrie & Rockliff, 1963; revised as by Jack Higgins, New York, Berkley, 1999; London, HarperCollins, 1999)
HarperCollins 0006-51436-7, 2000, 307pp, £6.99. Cover: photo by Will & Deni McIntyre/Tony Stone

Seven Pillars of Hell (by Hugh Marlowe; London, Abelard-Schuman, 1963; revised as Sheba by Jack Higgins, London, Michael Joseph, 1994; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1994)
Signet 0451-18412-2, 1995, 275pp, £4.99. Cover by unknown

A Phoenix in the Blood (as Harry Patterson; London, Barrie & Rockliff, 1964)
as by Harry Patterson, Arrow 0099-31960-8, 1983, 173pp, £1.60. Cover: photo

Thunder at Noon (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1964)

Passage By Night (as Hugh Marlowe; London, Abelard-Schuman, 1964; as by Jack Higgins, London, Coronet, 1978; New York, Fawcett, 1978)
Coronet 0340-22831-8, 1978, 75p.
Harper 987-0007-86628-1, 2008, 308pp, £6.99. Cover by headdesign.co.uk

Wrath of the Lion (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1964; as by Jack Higgins, London, Coronet, 1976; New York, Fawcett, 1977)
Coronet 0340-18809-X, 60p.
Signet, 1996
Harper 978-0007-83208-8, 2008, 354pp. Cover by headdesign.com

Year of the Tiger (as Martin Fallon; London, Abelard-Schuman, 1964; revised, as by Jack Higgins, London, Michael Joseph, 1996)
Signet 0451-18934-5, 1996, 248pp, £5.99. Cover photo by Nick Tapsell

The Graveyard Shift (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1965; as by “Jack Higgins writing as Harry Patterson”, London, Pan, 1990)
Pan 0330-31603-6, 1990, 155pp, £3.99. Cover by unknown
----, [4th imp.] n.d., 155pp, £3.99. Cover by unknown

The Keys of Hell (as Martin Fallon; London, Abelard-Schuman, 1965; as by Jack Higgins, London, Coronet, 1972; New York, Fawcett, 1976)
Coronet 0340-12774-9, 1972, (60p)
HarperCollins 978-0006-51467-1, 2002, 244pp, £6.99. Cover: photos by Powerstock Zeta

The Iron Tiger (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1966; as by Jack Higgins, London, Coronet, 1973; New York, Fawcett, 1979)
Coronet, 1973
Harper 978-0007-85193-5, 2008, 308pp, £6.99. Cover: headdesign.co.uk

Midnight Never Comes (as Martin Fallon; London, John Long, 1966; as by Jack Higgins, New York, Fawcett, 1975; London, Coronet, 1976)

A Candle for the Dead (as Hugh Marlowe; London, Abelard-Schuman, 1966; as The Violent Enemy by Jack Higgins, London, Hodder Paperbacks, 1969)
Coronet, 1969. Cover: photo
Signet, 1997
Harper 978-0007-23487-5, 2008, 292pp, £6.99. Cover: headdesign.co.uk

Brought in Dead (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1967; as by Jack Higgins, London, Signet, 1997)

Dark Side of the Street (as Martin Fallon; London, John Long, 1967; as by Jack Higgins, London, Coronet, 1973; New York, Fawcett, 1974)
Coronet 0340-15099-8, 1973, (60p)

Hell is Always Today (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1968; as by Jack Higgins, London, Arrow Books, 1977; New York, Fawcett, 1979)

East of Desolation (London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1968; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1969)
Coronet 0340-15099-8, (c.1976), 60p.
HarperCollins 978-0007-83215-6, 2006, 327pp, £6.99. Cover photo: Getty Images

A Fine Night for Dying (as Martin Fallon; London, John Long, 1969; as by Jack Higgins, London, Arrow, 1977.
Arrow Books, 1977.
HarperCollins 0007-12720-0, 2003, 297pp, £6.99. Cover: photos by Richard Kaylin/Patrick Bennett

In the Hour Before Midnight (London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1969; as The Sicilian Heritage, New York, Lancer, 1970)
Coronet 0340-12795-3, (c.1973) (60p)

Night Judgement at Sinos (London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1970; Garden City, NY, Dougleday, 1971)
Coronet 0340-15122, 1971
---- [xth imp.] (c.1973), (70p)
---- [15th imp.]  1992, 220pp, £3.99. Cover by unknown

The Last Place God Made (London, Collins, 1971; New York, Holt, 1972)
Signet 0451-18981-7, 1997, 191pp, £5.99.  Cover by unknown
Harper 978-0007-93361-7, 2013, 373pp, £7.99. Cover by Nik Keevil

The Savage Day (London, Collins, 1972; New York, Holt, 1972)
Pan 0330-25328-X, 1977
----, [5th imp.] 1979, 220pp, 90p. Cover: photo

A Prayer for the Dying (London, Collins, 1973; New York, Holt, 1974)
Coronet 0340-19896-6, (c.1974), (40p)
Harper 978-0007-90644-4, 2008, 357pp, £6.99. Cover: headdesign.co.uk 

The Eagle Has Landed (London, Collins, 1975; New York, Holt, 1975; revised, London, Pan, 1983)
Pan Books 0330-24630-5, 1976, 349pp. Cover by unknown
----, 5th imp., 1977, 349pp, 80p.
Pan Books 0330-26807-4, 12th imp., 1983? [? First revised edition?]
----, 18h imp., n.d., 383pp, £2.50.
Penguin Books 0140-27334-4, 1998, 383pp.
----, 13th imp., 383pp, £6.99. Cover  by Bill Gregory

Storm Warning (London, Collins, 1976; New York, Holt, 1976)
Pan Books 0330-25035-3, 237pp, 80p. Cover by unknown
Harper 978-000723478-9, 483pp, £6.99. Cover by unknown

Day of Judgment (as Harry Patterson; London, Collins, 1978; New York, Holt, 1979)
Pan 0330-25851-6, 1979, 218pp,
----, [10th imp.] n.d., 218pp, £2.95. Cover: photo

A Game For Heroes (as James Graham; London, Macmillan, 1970; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1970; as by “Jack Higgins writing as James Graham”, London, Panther Books, 1985)

Toll for the Brave (as Harry Patterson; London, John Long, 1971; as by Jack Higgins, New York, Fawcett, 1976; London, Arrow Books, 1979)
Arrow Books, 1979
HarperCollins 0007-12725-1, 2004, 327pp, £6.99. Cover: photos by Bettmann/Owen Franken.

The Wrath of God (as James Graham; London, Macmillan, 1971; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1971; as by “Jack Higgins writing as James Graham”, London, Penguin, 1999)

The Khufra Run (as James Graham; London, Macmillan, 1972; Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1973; as by “Jack Higgins writing as James Graham”, London, Panther Books, 1978)
Panther Books 3933, 1974
----, 1978.
HarperCollins 0586-03933-3, 1992.
Harper 978-0007-723471-4, 2009, 338pp, £6.99. Cover: photos by Steward Cohan/Getty Images & Shutterstock

Bloody Passage (as James Graham; London, Macmillan, 1974; as by Jack Higgins, London, Penguin, 1999; as The Run to Morning, Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1974)
Penguin 0140-26903-7, 1999, 221pp, £6.99. Cover by Bill Gregory

The Valhalla Exchange (as Harry Patterson; London, Hutchinson, 1976; New York, Stein & Day, 1976; as by Jack Higgins, London, HarperCollins, 2007)
as by Harry Patterson, Arrow, c.1983, £1.50.
Harper 978-0007-22372-5, £6.99.
Harper 978-0007-8338506, 2007, 451pp, £6.99. Cover by David Ball

To Catch a King (as Harry Patterson; London, Hutchinson, 1979; New York, Stein & Day, 1979)
as by Harry Patterson, Arrow 0099-21900-X, 1980, 222pp.
---- [2nd imp.] 1980; [3rd imp.] 1980; [4th imp.] 1980; [5th imp.] 1981; [6th imp.] 1981; [7th imp.] 1982; [8th imp.] 1984, £1.60; [9th imp.] 1986; [10th imp.] 1988, £2.50.

Solo (London, Collins, 1980; New York, Stein & Day, 1980)
Pan 0330-26368-4, 1981, 256pp.
----, [25th imp.] n.d., 256pp, £4.50. Cover byAdrian Chesterman

Luciano’s Luck (London, Collins, 1981; New York, Stein & Day, 1981)

Touch the Devil (London, Collins, 1982; New York, Stein & Day, 1982)
Pan Books 0330-28063-5, 1983, 239pp, £1.75. Cover: photo by Colin Thomas
Harper 978-0007-85624-4, 2007, 452pp, £6.99. Cover: headdesign.co.uk

Exocet (London, Collins, 1983; New York, Stein & Day, 1983)
Pan 0330-28255-7, 1984, 237pp
----, [3rd imp.] n.d., 237pp, £1.95. Cover: photo by Colin Thomas
 Harper 978-0007-30467-7, 2014, 301pp, ££7.99. Cover by Nik Keevil

Dillinger (as Harry Patterson; London, Hutchinson, 1983; New York, Stein & Day, 1983)
as by Harry Patterson, Arrow Books 0099-32820-8, 1983.
----, 2nd imp., 1984, 192pp, £1.75. Cover by unknown.

Confessional (London, Collins, 1985; New York, Stein & Day, 1985)
Pan Books
Harper 978-0007-37236-2 (tpb), 2010, 359pp, £7.99. Cover: photo by Shutterstock
Harper 978-0007-23478, 2010

Night of the Fox (London, Collins, 1986; New York, Simon & Schuster, 1987)
Pan 0330-29989-1, 1987, 318pp.
----, 8th imp., n.d., 318pp, £2.99. Cover: photo

Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo (London, Collins, 1989; New York, Simon & Schuster, 1989)

A Season in Hell (London, Collins, 1989; New York, Simon & Schuster, 1989)
Pan Books 0330-31210-3, 1990, 316pp, £3.99. Cover by Metin Saith

Cold Harbour (London, Heinemann, 1990; New York, Simon & Schuster, 1990)
Pan Books 0330-31698-2, 1990
---- [2nd imp.] n.d., 264pp, £4.50. Cover by Tom Stimpson

The Eagle Has Flown (London, Chapmans, 1991; New York, Simon & Schuster, 1991)
Pan Books 0330-32199-4, 1991, 341pp, £4.99. Cover by Tom Stimpson

Eye of the Storm (London, Chapmans Publishers, 1992; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1992)
Signet 0451-17580-8, 1993.
---- [18th imp.] n.d., 276pp, £6.99.
Harper 978-0007-45602-4, 2012, 294pp, £7.99. Photos by various

Thunder Point (London, Michael Joseph, 1993; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1993)
Signet 0451-17832-7, 1994, 362pp, £4.99. Cover by unknown
----, [4th imp.] n.d., 362pp, £4.99. cover as above.
Harper 978-0007-45604-8, 2012, 360pp, £7.99. Cover photos by Eureka/Alamy and Shutterstock

On Dangerous Ground (London, Michael Joseph, 1994; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1994)
Michael Joseph 0718-13793-0 (tpb), Nov 1994, 279pp, £9.99. Cover by unknown
Signet 0451-18175-1, 1995, 308pp, £4.99. Cover by unknown

Angel of Death (London, Michael Joseph, 1995; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1995)
Michael Joseph 0718-13960-7 (tpb), Oct 1995, 274pp, £9.99. Cover by unknown
Signet 0451-18429-7, 1996, 274pp, £5.99. Cover by unknown

Drink with the Devil (London, Michael Joseph, 1996; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996)

The President’s Daughter (London, Michael Joseph, 1997)
Penguin 0140-26906-1, 1998, 337pp, £5.99. Cover by Bill Gregory
Harper 978-0007-93052-4, 2011, 389pp, £7.99. Cover by Nik Keevil

Flight of Eagles (London, Michael Joseph, 1998; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998)
Penguin 0140-27027-2, 1999, 339pp, £5.99. Cover by Bill Gregory

The White House Connection (London, Michael Joseph, 1999)
Penguin 0140-26028-0, 2000, 276pp, £5.99. Cover by Bill Gregory

Day of Reckoning (London, HarperCollins, 2000; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2000)
HarperCollins 0006-511435-9, 2000, 359pp, £5.99. Cover: photo by Lawson Wood

Edge of Danger (London, HarperCollins, 2001; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001)
HarperCollins 0006-51466-9, 2001, 346pp, £5.99. Cover: photo by Nick Meers

Midnight Runner (London, HarperCollins, 2002; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2002)
HarperCollins 978-0007-86992-3, 2002, 421pp, £6.99. Cover: photo by National Railway Museum
HarperCollins 0007-12728-6, 13th imp., 421pp, £6.99. [cover as above]

Bad Company (London, HarperCollins, 2003; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003)
HarperCollins 0007-12718-9, 2004, 374pp, £6.99. Cover by unknown

Dark Justice (London, HarperCollins, 2004; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004)
HarperCollins 0007-12723-5, 2005, 405pp, £6.99. Cover by unknownef

The Wrath of Allah (London, HarperCollins, 2004)

Without Mercy (London, HarperCollins, 2005; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005)
HarperCollins 0007-19945-7, 2006, 454pp, £6.99. Cover: photo

Sure Fire, with Justin Richards (London, HarperCollins Children’s, 2007; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007)

Death Run, with Justin Richards (London, HarperCollins Children’s, 2007; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008)

The Killing Ground (London, HarperCollins, 2007; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008)
Harper 978-0007-22368-8,
Harper 978-0007-93035-7, 2012, 564pp, £7.99. Cover by Paul Bowen/Getty Images

Rough Justice (London, HarperCollins, 2008; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008)
Harper 978-00007-27639-4, 2008, 628pp, £6.99. Cover: photo by Paul Bowen/Don Farrall

First Strike, with Justin Richards (London, HarperCollins Children’s, 2009)

Sharp Shot, with Justin Richards (London, HarperCollins Children’s, 2009)

A Darker Place (London, HarperCollins, 2009)
Harper 978-0007-29495-4, 2009, 517pp, £6.99. Cover by Rob Wood

The Wolf at the Door (London, HarperCollins, 2009; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2010)
Harper 978-0007-34942-5 (tpb), 2010, 342pp, £6.99. Cover by Rob Wood/Mike Wiacek
Harper 978-0007-32004-8, 2010

The Judas Gate (London, HarperCollins, 2010; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Jan 2011)
Harper 978-0007-38560-7 (tpb) 2011, 378pp, £7.99. Cover photos US Army/Shutterstock
Harper 978-0007-32047-9, 2011.

A Devil is Waiting (London, HarperCollins, 2012; New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Jan 2012)
Harper 978-0007-45223-1 (tpb), 2012, 346pp, £7.99. Cover William James Warren/Getty/US Army

The Death Trade (London, HarperCollins, 2014)
Harper 978-0007-53264-3, 2014, 340pp, £7.99. Cover photos Egmont Strigl/Corbis, Ted Levine/Corbis, Shutterstock

Rain on the Dead (2015)

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