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A Magnum for Schneider

(1969)
(A Red File For Callan / Callan)
(The first book in the Callan series)
A novel by

 
 
Schneider.
‘He has to die,’ said Hunter, ‘and you may be the man for the job.’
‘What’s he done?’
‘That is the second time you have asked that question. It isn’t your concern. Your business is execution and nothing else – not clouding your mind with reason and explanation. Do as you’re told and do it without question. Or get out now. He’s in a red file, Callan. That’s reason enough.’
‘All right,’ said Callan. ‘All right.’

In February 1967, a one-off television drama in the series Armchair Theatre introduced the surly, complex and ferociously downbeat character of David Callan – a professional hit-man working for a very dirty section of British Intelligence. As portrayed by actor Edward Woodward, Callan was to become an iconic figure of espionage fiction, appearing in novels, a film and an immensely popular television series (1967-72) which has recently been reissued on DVD.
Callan’s creator, screenwriter James Mitchell, adapted his play A Magnum for Schneider as the first of five novels to feature his human, but not necessarily pleasant, hero. It was later issued as Red File for Callan but is now back in print under its original title for the first time in over 40 years.
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Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

December 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Magnum For Schneider
Author(s): James Mitchell
ISBN: 0-7505-3959-3 / 978-0-7505-3959-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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October 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Magnum for Schneider
Author(s): James Mitchell
ISBN: 0-257-65103-9 / 978-0-257-65103-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Magmum for Schneider
Author(s): James Mitchell
ISBN: 1-909619-03-5 / 978-1-909619-03-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ostara Publishing
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August 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Callan
Author(s): James Mitchell
ISBN: 0-552-09563-X / 978-0-552-09563-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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March 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red File for Callan
Author(s): James Mitchell
ISBN: 0-552-08640-1 / 978-0-552-08640-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Callan - Volume 2
Author(s): James Mitchell, Peter Mitchell
ISBN: 1-78703-545-X / 978-1-78703-545-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
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August 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Callan - Volume 1
Author(s): James Mitchell, Peter Mitchell
ISBN: 1-78703-538-7 / 978-1-78703-538-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Magnum For Schneider
Author(s): James Mitchell
ISBN: 0-85714-844-3 / 978-0-85714-844-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Magnum For Schneider
Author(s): James Mitchell
ISBN: 0-85714-843-5 / 978-0-85714-843-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Magnum for Schneider
Author(s): James Mitchell
Publisher: Ostara Publishing
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