Crime Fiction

Michael Bryan aka Brian Moore

US and UK First Edition Books

This Michael Bryan bibliography or checklist features only the crime fiction titles written by the author.
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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Intent to Kill Dell 1956 UK: 1956 Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Red cloth, black titles, dustwrapper priced 10/6
Murder in Majorca Dell 1957 UK: 1958 Eyre and Spottiswoode
All page content Classic Crime Fiction

Dust Jacket Artist: Lowen

Further Information
Brian Moore, 1921 to 1999, is a highly regarded Irish writer who began his career as a thriller writer.
The above checklist includes only his work under this pseudonym. Intent to Kill was made into a film in 1958 and was directed by Jimmy Sangster. He also wrote thrillers under the name Bernard Mara.

First Page of Intent to Kill
The thermometer had been falling steadily all day and by two in the afternoon it inched toward zero. Snow began to drop from the leaden sky, a thick steady flow, muffling the roars and rumbles of the city. Tiny Beaubien, his doorman's greatcoat turned up to protect his face, puffed at a forbidden cigarette as the yellow and green Pontiac slid to a stop in front of the cab line. He ditched the smoke, ducked out from under the shelter of the hotel entrance and tramped across the pavement to open the car door. Americans. New York licence plates. Three bags in the back seat. Two sets of skis strapped on the roof showed they were headed north to the Laurentians. There were two men in the car. The driver was even bigger than Tiny. He wore a tan ski cap and a black duffel coat with a red silk lining. The other man was older and wore a fur-lined parka and a fur hat with the earflaps down. His yellowish face looked frozen. Tiny opened the back door and reached for the bags. The big man got out of the car and brushed him aside, "Leave it!" The hell wit' you, Tiny thought. Cheapskate. But the big man slapped a dollar bill in Tiny's wool mitt. He reached in and wrestled with the bags himself. "Take the keys, park the car and leave them at the desk. Mister Henderson's my name. I got a reservation." The older man got out, squinted at the snow-blurred outline of Dominion Square and picked up the third bag. Both men went into the hotel. .


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