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Bury Him Darkly., Blackburn,  John

Author Name    Blackburn, John

Title   Bury Him Darkly.

Binding   Hardcover.

Book Condition   Neat green bookstore sticker affixed to front pastedown, else a fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dustjacket with light dust-soiling to rear (white) panel and along rear flap fold and along top edges of inner flaps

Edition   First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher    Jonathan Cape: London. 1969.

ISBN Number    0224615904 / 9780224615907

Seller ID   19941

SF thriller: ''''can best be described as a Da Vinci Code for the 1960s/70s with a general dollop of creepy horror moments. We have centuries old art mysteries, the search for the Holy Grail, an alien invasion, a sympathetic Nazi war criminal, a flame throwing Dean with a collection of war memorabilia, contracted IRA killers, a treasure hunt in a mysterious tomb full of mechanical traps and much much more'' (Holger Haase). Very uncommon UK hardcover.

''even in later stories - like The Face of the Lion (1976), which again (characteristically) deals with an abominable disease - loathsome though by now rather elderly SS officers make their dutiful bows. Blackburn's use of sf is usually borderline, though not in Children of the Night (1966), one of his better works, where an underground Lost Race in northern England kills by telepathic powers; nor in BURY HIM DARKLY (1969), in which what its obsessed discoverers think to be the Holy Grail is in fact an aeons-old artefact containing suddenly fruitful alien spores; nor in the rather similar For Fear of Little Men (1972), in which the eponymous creatures - trolls and gnomes etc - are another Lost Race, the degenerate survivals of an ancient Welsh civilization'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Price = 75.00 GBP

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