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The Thirty-nine Steps

It begins calmly enough with a rather boring trip to London. Returning to his flat, Richard is shocked to find his neighbor dead on the floor with a knife in his back. Near the deceased is a small black notebook containing cryptic notes about the "thirty-nine steps" and a black stone. As the situation escalates, Hannay is mistaken for a secret agent by the police. Now Hannay is running for his life across the Scottish highlands, thinking his way through narrow escapes while trying to decode the thirty-nine steps.

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  • "The Thirty-Nine Steps introduces John Buchan's most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow," is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort.John Buchan takes us back to Edwardian Britain on the eve of the First World War in the modern thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps..."
  • "It begins calmly enough with a rather boring trip to London. Returning to his flat, Richard is shocked to find his neighbor dead on the floor with a knife in his back. Near the deceased is a small black notebook containing cryptic notes about the "thirty-nine steps" and a black stone. As the situation escalates, Hannay is mistaken for a secret agent by the police. Now Hannay is running for his life across the Scottish highlands, thinking his way through narrow escapes while trying to decode the thirty-nine steps."@en
  • "Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the masterspy, but does know a few revealing details. Later she is murdered-- before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery."@en
  • "John Buchan's best-known thriller introduces his most enduring hero, Richard Hannay. Despite claiming to be an 'ordinary fellow,' Richard is caught up in a dangerous race against a plot to devastate the British war effort."@en
  • ""Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (WW I vintage) but has to flee the protagonists when his discovery is known. Then follows hot pursuits, narrow, if theatrical escapes ... and all's well that ends well. Hitchcock made a movie in 1935 based upon the novel."--Container."@en
  • "When Richard Hannay offered sanctuary to the man he found on the doorstep of his London flat in the middle of the night, he took the first step on a trail of peril, murder, conspiracy, and espionage; a trail that led him to the desolate moorlands of Galloway. In this taut and thrilling adventure Hannay finds himself on the run, pursued by the authorities and at the same time hunted by a ruthless gang of conspirators."@en
  • "When Richard Hannay returns from a long stay in Africa, he becomes caught up in a plot to precipitate a pan-European war. After a corpse is found in his flat, Hannay flees the attentions of both the conspirators and the law, and a manhunt ensues. This audiobook includes a PDF of the text!"@en
  • "An inexplicable murder drives the innocent Richard Hannay, on the run from a manhunt that never seems to end, to hide in remote Scottish moorland. Disguise and deception are his only weapons, as he struggles to decode the clues left by the murdered man to prevent the theft of naval secrets by an unfriendly foreign power."
  • "The Thirty-Nine Steps introduces John Buchan's most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow," is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort."
  • "The first of the famous "Richard Hannay" spy stories, a web of international intrigue spun in London and Scotland."@en
  • "When Richard Hannay offers sanctuary to a man he finds on the doorstep of his London flat in the middle of the night, he takes the first step in a trail of peril, murder, conspiracy and espionage, a trail that leads him to the desolate moorlands of Galloway."@en
  • "When Richard Hannay offered sanctuary to the man he found on the doorstep of his London flat in the middle of the night, he took the first step in a trail of peril, murder, conspiracy and espionage, that led him to the desolate moorland of Galloway."@en
  • "Richard Hannay attempts to foil an international conspiracy and comes under suspicion of murder. First published in 1922."@en
  • "This classic thriller, set in England prior to World War II, involves a murder mystery, a chase, espionage, and international intrigue."@en
  • "Door een toeval raakt een man betrokken bij een spionagezaak. Gewenste woordenschat ± 1100."
  • "In this tale of wartime espionage, Richard Hannay's nightmare begins. He becomes an innocent on the run, pursued by the police for a murder he didn't commit. The Foreign Office in London is his last refuge of safety. When Sir Walter Bullivant becomes convinced of his innocence the two join forces. To solve the mystery, they must first unlock the secret of the thirty-nine steps."@en
  • "Tom Baker stars as Sir Walter Bullivant with David Robb as man of action Richard Hannay in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. In this classic tale of wartime espionage, Richard Hannay's living nightmare begins at home with the discovery of a dead man in his London flat. He becomes an innocent on the run, pursued by the police for a murder he didn't commit ..."@en
  • "May 1914 Europe is close to war and spies are everywhere. Richard Hannay has arrived back in London to begin a new life when a spy called Scudder asks for help to uncover a German plot to murder the Greek Prime Minister in London and to steal British plans for the outbreak of war. He claims to be following a ring of German spies called the Black Stone. A few days later Scudder is murdered. Hannay is forced to continue Scudder's work and is chased across Scotland both by police and German spies."
  • "The hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (World War I vintage) but has to flee the protagonists when his discovery is known. Then follows hot pursuits, narrow, if theatrical escapes ... and all's well that ends well."@en
  • "In the days leading up to the First World War, typical everyman Richard Hannay finds himself caught in the middle of an anarchist plot to plunge Europe into chaos by assassinating the Greek Premier. However, when his American contact is murdered, Hannay makes it his duty to elude his enemies and save the Greek leader."@en
  • "A man is killed in Richard Hannay's apartment. The police think Hannay is the murderer. This is the start of an exciting spy story. Can Hannay find the real killer? And what is the secret of the thirty-nine steps?"
  • "A man is killed in Richard Hannay's home. Before his death he tells Hannay a deadly secret. Now Hannay's life is in danger. Who are his enemies and what are they trying to do? And how will he solve the mystery of 'the thirty-nine steps'?"
  • "John Buchan takes us back to Edwardian Britain on the eve of the First World War in the modern thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps. An inexplicable murder drives the innocent Richard Hannay, on the run from a manhunt that never seems to end, to hide in remote Scottish moorland. Disguise and deception are his only weapons, as he struggles to decode the clues left by the murdered man to prevent the theft of naval secrets by an unfriendly foreign power. The best-known of Buchan's thrillers, The Thirty-Nine Steps has been continuously in print since its first publication and has been filmed three times, including the brilliant 1935 version directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The Thirty-Nine Steps was also a powerful influence on the development of the detective novel, the action romance, and the spy story."@en
  • "Richard Hannay -- despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow," is caught up in a dangerous race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. It begins calmly enough with a rather boring trip to London. Returning to his flat, Richard is shocked to find his neighbor dead on the floor with a knife in his back. Near the deceased is a small black notebook containing cryptic notes about the "thirty-nine steps" and a black stone. As the situation escalates, Hannay is mistaken for a secret agent by the police. Now Hannay is running for his life across the Scottish Highlands, thinking his way through narrow escapes while trying to decode the thirty-nine steps. With wit and flair, this old-fashioned roller coaster ride proffers soaring suspense with a comic touch."@en
  • "When Richard Hannay offered sanctuary to the man he found on his doorstep, he took the first step on a trail of peril, murder and espionage."@en
  • "An American agent is murdered; the man who befriended the victim is suspected, but eludes the police until a chase across Scotland produces the real villains, a group of spies against England."@en
  • "Richard Hannay claims to be an "ordinary fellow," but is caught up in a dangerous plot threatening the British war effort."@en

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