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  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995922
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

An Expensive Place to Die




An unnamed spy is entangled in Paris's seedy underworld in a rollercoaster Cold War thriller

Paris in the 1960's caters for every taste, and nowhere more than at the private 'clinic' run by the enigmatic Monsieur Datt on Avenue Foch, which supplies psychedelic drugs and sexual favours to the city's elite - all the while secretly filming guests in order to blackmail them. Into this decadent underworld steps a bespectacled British spy. Sent on what seems like a simple mission, he soon finds himself playing a game where the rules are unknown - and even victory could be fatal.

  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995922
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the author

Len Deighton

Len Deighton is the author of over thirty bestsellers of carefully researched fiction and non-fiction. His history writing was encouraged by A. J. P. Taylor and his books are noted for the picture they provide of the German side of the fighting as well as that of the Allies. His books include Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain and Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II, both published by Pimlico.

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Praise for An Expensive Place to Die

A first-rate storyteller who rarely if ever strikes a false note.

Daily Mail

Take this excellent thriller at a single gulp.

Sunday Times

For sheer readability he has no peer.

Evening Standard

Len Deighton is the Flaubert of the contemporary thriller writers.

Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement

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