June 2nd, 2020


Book Critique - Alfred Hitchcock's Sinister Spies (Hitchcock #3)

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Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: A thoroughly entertaining set of stories that takes into the land of intrigue and suspense; into the world of spies and counterspies; into the shadows and light of espionage and danger. 

Alfred Hitchcock's Sinister Spies is the third book in the series Alfred Hitchcock created for young readers. The book was originally published in 1966. It is a collection of eleven short stories by famous authors about spies and espionage and danger.

These stories cover from World War I right upto when this book was published. Each short story had been written by someone famous, some decades ago while some in the recent past of the time the book was published in. The  illustrations were done by Paul Spina. Although I liked Fred Banbery's illustrations better which I saw in the previous book, Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful.

Again other then the little preface he has written at the beginning of the book, I couldn’t find anything else about how the idea of this series was conceived or how many more books he compiled hereafter.

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