Strange Conflict

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A&C Black, 10.10.2013
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When the bombs fall on London, the elderly Duke de Richleau is forced to consider a problem of the utmost urgency. What methods are the Germans using to discover – with sinister effect – the secret routes of the Atlantic convoys? His answer is bizarre and fantastic. Could it really be that the enemy are in touch with supernatural powers? Can these powers only be overcome by those who have the knowledge and courage to join battle with them on the Astral Plane? The Duke and his supporters face the terrifying challenge from the Powers of Darkness.
  

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Review: Strange Conflict (Duke de Richleau, #9) (Black Magic #2)

Nutzerbericht  - Alan Smith - Goodreads

I confess I have a particularly soft spot for this book. It was the first Dennis Wheatley story I ever read, and it set me on a path of DW admiration that has stayed with me ever since. I realize that ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Introduction
AFantastic Theory
BelieveItor Not 3 TheOld Wisdom 4 For Those inPeril on the
The Admiral Goes Aloft
The Captain Goes Below
Ghosts Over the Atlantic
A Nightmare that was Lived
Trouble at Cardinals Folly
In Deadly Peril
Strange Gods
The Evil Island
Battle Against Sleep
The Dead Who Do Return
The Living Corpse
The Bodysnatchers
Coffins for Five

The Bomb
The Horror in the Cellars
Crime Does Not
The Beautiful Mute
The Great God
A Note on the Author
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2013)

Dennis Wheatley (1897 – 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s.

Wheatley was the eldest of three children, and his parents were the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College, London. In 1919 he assumed management of the family wine business but in 1931, after a decline in business due to the depression, he began writing.

His first book, The Forbidden Territory, became a bestseller overnight, and since then his books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. During the 1960s, his publishers sold one million copies of Wheatley titles per year, and his Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories.

During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for the War Office, including suggestions for dealing with a German invasion of Britain.

Dennis Wheatley died on 11th November 1977. During his life he wrote over 70 books and sold over 50 million copies.

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