by Patrick Macnee
and Peter Leslie
In the eerie wilderness of an Essex marsh a plot of ruthless immorality is nearing fruition, a plot born of madness, genius and revenge.
In the luxury of a world-famous restaurant John Steed and Emma Peel embark on an investigation fraught with dangers that even the Avengers have never met before, an investigation prompted by an unexplained out-break of death. Hodder and Stoughton, 1966
Hodder and Stoughton
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
Re-released in U.K. in 1994 by Titan Books:
When Steed and Mrs Peel witness a sudden death at a neighbouring table in a five star restaurant, they become involved in a bizarre puzzle: why are people dropping dead after eating duck? And what is the connection between a doctor, a gamekeeper and a painter? Their investigation leads them to a ruthless conspiracy, and a plot being hatched in the wilds of the East Anglian marshes.
Released in France in 1995 by Huitième Art as 'Canards Mortels', translated by Martin Winckler: