Marston Baines Books

Written for the older reader than his other series, these were to be James Bond style stories without some of the violence and sex of the novels of Ian Fleming.

They feature Marston Baines, a middle-aged British secret agent, and his undergraduate nephew Simon, who is dragged into his uncle's adventures.
Romance, of a gentler kind, and adventure abound as he and his young friends come to grips with a variety of nastinesses in some beautiful foreign climes.

Three Towers in Tuscany
The Purple Valley
Dark Danger
White Fire
Power of Three
The Dagger and the Flame
Marston -- Master Spy

Hachette edition. Click to enlarge
Hachette 1972
cover not credited
courtesy of Mike McGarry
Hachette edition. Click to enlarge
Hachette 1972
cover not credited
courtesy of Mike McGarry
Marston Baines was rechristened Bill Marston for the French issues of two of the series by Hachette in 1972.
The striking paperback covers are reminiscent of Michael Whittlesea's work, but sadly the artist is not named.


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Text copyright John Allsup
Created 2001
Last updated Jan 2003