Saturday, January 11, 2014

An Ace Up My Sleeve by James Hadley Chase

An Ace Up My Sleeve

This is a story of blackmail. It is a story of three people, all out for one thing. All determined to do anything to get it. It is a story of bluff and counter-bluff, a game which develops into a deadly battle of violence and extortion. From the moment Helga Rolfe, the elegant wife of one of the richest of tycoons, picks up a gum chewing boy, young enough to be her son, events jump, bank and skid through a series of 180 degree turns and hair raising gambits, racing to a climax of shattering impact for both winners and losers......

Printing History
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)

copyright 1971
International Authors N.V.

Robert Hale 1971
Robert Hale reprint 1971

Transworld Publishers Ltd
Corgi 1973
ISBN 552 09424


  1. Must get back into reading Chase - used to love those Corgi covers growing up as a kid in the 70s and early 80s ...

  2. I haven't read his work in a very, very long time. Thanks for the reminder.