Category Archives: Ostara Publishing

Callan is back!

More great news from Mike Ripley and those great people at Ostara Publishing. Almost half a century after he first electrified British television screens in the “one-off” drama  A Magnum for Schneider, the enigmatic, ruthless and tragic hero David Callan … Continue reading

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A MAGNUM FOR SCHNEIDER (1969) by James Mitchell

David Callan is a very reluctant spy who undertakes nasty jobs for a black ops unit of MI6 known only as ‘The Section.’ An exceptional marksman with a deep-rooted (and usually well-founded) distrust of authority, his often lethal assignments do little to … Continue reading

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Callan is back … in print

Next month will see the return – in print – of that tough, downbeat icon of 60s British espionage, Callan. Created by James Mitchell for a television play in 1967, the character of David Callan – personified by actor Edward Woodward –  was … Continue reading

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Mr Campion Returns

Some great news reaches us from those very nice people at Ostara Publishing. In the year which sees the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Margery Allingham Society, Ostara is to publish new editions of the two novels to feature … Continue reading

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Clive Egleton’s Top Notch thrillers

Here’s some info on the two releases this month in the Top Notch Thrillers series from Ostara Publishing, as supplied by series editor Mike Ripley. Seven Days to a Killing (1973) and The October Plot (1974) were the two books … Continue reading

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THE PIZZA HOUSE CRASH (1989) by Denise Danks

Georgina Powers is 25 years old and her life is a bit of a mess. A journalist working in London for a weekly computer magazine, she doesn’t take very good care of herself and is recovering from a brief and … Continue reading

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Ostara Crime imprint launch

There’s some exciting news from Ostara Publishing which I am very glad to be able to help pass on. After three years (and 28 titles) as Series Editor of Top Notch Thrillers, Mike Ripley has taken on the additional role … Continue reading

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