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Which female lead appeared in which of the 9 novels?

 
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Flint
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:19 am    Post subject: Which female lead appeared in which of the 9 novels? Reply with quote

There were 9 Avengers novels in the late 1960s. Can anyone tell us which ones featured Mrs. Peel, and which co-starred Tara King? The photos on the covers seem to be irrelevant to whomever Steed is partnered within the pages!




1. The Floating Game, John Garforth, 1967

2. The Laugh Was on Lazarus, Garforth, 1967

3. The Passing of Gloria Munday, Garforth, 1967

4. Heil Harris!, Garforth, 1967

5. The Afrit Affair, Keith Laumer, 1968

6. The Drowned Queen, Laumer, 1968

7. The Gold Bomb, Laumer, 1968

8. The Magnetic Man, Norman Daniels, 1968

9. Moon Express, Daniels, 1969




THANK YOU for any assistance - I have searched the Web on this question and have found zero information.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flint

It was Emma Peel up to and including The Afrit Affair and after that the novels feature Tara King.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dead Duck website contains information from the back cover of each novel and includes information on which of Steed's partners featured.

http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/bookshel.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, the covers provide little to guide you.
Mike is right as to the split and, as mentioned, the Dead Duck subdomain gives you all the information you would need.

You missed 3 books though - Douglas Enefers's book, my personal favourite of the lot, is with Cathy Gale.
Patrick Macnee's two (ghost-written) books, Deadline and Dead Duck are both with Emma.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The covers of the american books depends on which editions of the novels you have.
If you have the first USA editions of 1 to 5. (Published in 67) The covers feature Mrs Peel who is in those novels.
The second editions of numbers 1 - 4 (Published 69) feature both Emma and Tara on the cover)
Numbers 5 - 9 were only publised in one edition.
As I've already noted Number 5 features Emma on the cover and in the novel.
Numbers 6 -7 feature only Tara on the cover and in the Novel, while numbers 8-9 while featuring Tara have both on the cover.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have these 9 novels. They're ok, but didn't reflect the TV series IMHO. The gold bomb seemed to be the best of them, though it's years since I've read them. The two novels Patrick Macnee co-wrote were far superior, Dead duck in particular seemed to capture season 4. Smile Rich.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Flint,

You can find informations on these sites:

http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/bookshel.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20130603015045/http://homepage.ntlworld.com/john.seymour1/ukbookguide/Series/avengers-introduction.html
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also details in the Avengers section of my site. Little Storping Museum.

www.murdersville.co.uk/museum
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