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Tallant for Disaster

(1978)
(The second book in the Munro Tallant series)
A novel by

 
 
A storm is brewing in the Caribbean...

Grand Flamingo is a West Indian paradise apparently prospering under its Premier, John Castanos, who steered the nation to independence. But the government is perennially short of cash or, at least, sufficient cash to play its proper role in the world as seen by Johnny Castanos. So the possibility that there may be a vast treasure on his very doorstep encourages the Prime Minister to mobilise all the nation's resources for its recovery. That other people are also interested, and the fact that two of them have already been murdered, seems irrelevant.

But not to Colonel Munroe Tallant, Grand Flamingo's Commissioner of Police. A West Indian Test cricketer in his youth, Tallant has old-fashioned ideas about the prevention of crime. A huge, determined figure, at once feared and respected, Tallant sees his role as preserving an element of stability in the exotic and excitable community that is his beat. But not even Munroe Tallant can bend a West Indian hurricane to his will.

In this second Tallant novel, Christopher Nicole again portrays all the glamour and excitement of the West Indies, with the big policeman once more shouldering his way through a maze of intrigue and violence in his search for a murderer.

Praise for Christopher Nicole:



"Fast-paced, entertaining, appealing!" - Library Journal

"An exciting story... action-filled and unpredictable." - Publishers Weekly

"Told with smooth authenticity." - Publishers Weekly


Born in the West Indies, British author Christopher Nicole has won international acclaim for his historical fiction. He lives with his wife, Diana, also a novelist, in the Channel Islands, where he also writes under the name Alan Savage. Other works include Ransom Island, Poor Darling, The Pursuit, The Voyage, Demon, The Followers, The Falls of Death, A Fearful Thing and, most recently, Cold Country, Hot Sun.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Christopher Nicole's Tallant for Disaster

Hardback Editions

December 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tallant for Disaster (Ulverscroft large print series. [mystery])
Author(s): Andrew York
ISBN: 0-7089-0380-0 / 978-0-7089-0380-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tallant for Disaster
Author(s): Andrew York
ISBN: 0-09-132030-5 / 978-0-09-132030-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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February 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tallant for disaster
Author(s): Andrew York
ISBN: 0-385-13284-0 / 978-0-385-13284-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tallant for Disaster (Colonel Tallant Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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