|'Passing of Gloria Munday'
by John Garforth
Six steps in the passing of Gloria Munday...
a siren in distress rescued by Steed in his vintage Bentley...
is taken to Blackpool - and murdered...
by a tycoon in electronics
whose posse of pop pirates threaten to clamber aboard the ship of state
whereupon Emma Peel sings falsetto
and George Washington sweeps the floor
...and the battle against the pop dictators is on!
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
Released in France in 1967 by Roman as 'Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir: Pop-Crime', translated by Marie Watkins:
Released in Germany in 1967 by Heyne as 'Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone: Der Singende Tod von Blackpool', translated by Wolf Heckmann:
Released in Holland in 1968 by Bruna as 'De Wrekers: Het Heengaan van Gloria Munday':
Released in U.S.A in 1967 by Berkley Medallion Books:
Can Emma Peel further her career as lady spy by becoming a top pop singer idolized by millions?
There was more to singer Gloria Munday's death than simply murder, and so Steed puts Mrs. Peel on the job. Luckily she can belt out a song with bazazz, because by stepping into Gloria Munday's shoes she can find out a thing or two.
Only she doesn't count on taking a nine-hour swim in the deep blue sea with an unscrupulous sadist on her heels while Steed is locked behind stout prison bars!
*Tara King appears on the cover of the reprint edition, even though she does not appear in the book