The novels

Desmond Bagley wrote sixteen novels, fourteen of which were published in his lifetime by Collins Publishers of London. His widow, Joan Magaret Bagley completed and oversaw the posthumous publication of two further novels, Night of Error and Juggernaut.

The novels have been translated into more than thirty languages with five being realised as film and television productions: The Freedom Trap, released in 1973 by Warner Brothers as The Mackintosh Man; Running Blind, adapted for television in a three-part series by BBC Scotland, 1979; Landslide, Northern Screen U.K. Ltd., 1992; The Vivero Letter, released in 1999 by Promark Entertainment Group as Forgotten City; The Enemy, Carousel Picture Company, 2001.

Explore the novels of Desmond Bagley including first edition covers and original publishers ‘blurb’.

The Golden Keel – 1963

Desmond Bagley - The Golden Keel 1963 - Cover artist: Renato Fratini © HarperCollins Publishers.


High Citadel – 1965

Desmond Bagley - High Citadel 1965 - Cover artist: Pino Dell'Orco © HarperCollins Publishers.


Wyatt’s Hurricane – 1966

Desmond Bagley - Wyatt's Hurricane 1966 - Cover artist: Pino Dell'Orco © HarperCollins Publishers.


Landslide – 1967

Desmond Bagley - Landslide 1967 - Cover artist: Michel (Michael) Atkinson © HarperCollins Publishers.


The Vivero Letter – 1968

Desmond Bagley - The Vivero Letter 1968 - Cover artist: Gino D’Achille © HarperCollins Publishers.


The Spoilers – 1969

Desmond Bagley - The Spoilers 1969 - Cover artist: Norman Weaver © HarperCollins Publishers.


Running Blind – 1970

Desmond Bagley - Running Blind 1970 - Cover artist: Norman Weaver © HarperCollins Publishers.


The Freedom Trap – 1971

Desmond Bagley - The Freedom Trap 1971 - Cover artist: Norman Weaver © HarperCollins Publishers.


The Tightrope Men – 1973

Desmond Bagley - The Tightrope Men 1973 - Cover artist: Graham Miller © HarperCollins Publishers.


The Snow Tiger – 1975

Desmond Bagley - The Snow Tiger 1975 - Cover artist: Ronald Clark © HarperCollins Publishers.


The Enemy – 1977

Desmond Bagley - The Enemy 1977 - Cover artist: Mark Lawrence © HarperCollins Publishers.


Flyaway – 1978

Desmond Bagley - Flyaway 1978 - Cover artist: David Leeming © HarperCollins Publishers.


Bahama Crisis – 1980

Desmond Bagley - Bahama Crisis 1980 - Cover artist: Donald MacPherson © HarperCollins Publishers.


Windfall – 1982

Desmond Bagley - Windfall 1982 - Cover artist: Donald MacPherson © HarperCollins Publishers.


Night of Error – 1984

Desmond Bagley - Night of Error 1984 - Cover artist: Donald MacPherson © HarperCollins Publishers.


Juggernaut – 1985

Juggernaut 1985 - Cover artist: Steve Jones © HarperCollins Publishers.


Notes

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