Callan is back … in print

Callan 1Next 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 an instant hit and went on to feature in a major TV series which ran for five years followed by a cinema film Callan 2spin-off, a TV-Movie, as well as five novels and over a dozen short stories.

Back in print after an absence of more than thirty years, Top Notch Thrillers have produced new editions of the first two Callan novels: A Magnum for Schneider  (aka Red File for Callan) and Russian Roulette, which also appear as eBooks for the first time. For further details, see the Ostara website.


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10 Responses to Callan is back … in print

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Sergio – It’s always good news when some of those old classics become available again for a new audience. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the tip, Sergio. Wonder if he might be the inspiration for his near namesake Harry Callahan, anti-hero and all that.

    • No idea about that Prashant – Callan was hugely popular in the UK on TV and made a star of Edward Woodward, who went on to play a variation on the character in the US show The Equalizer during the 1980s.

  3. TracyK says:

    I have not heard of this writer or this series, but I am always interested in espionage fiction. I will check them out.

  4. macavityabc says:

    I read several of these long ago and enjoyed them quite a bit. Glad to see they’re coming back.

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