Modesty Blaise is a fictional character created by British novelist and comic strip writer Peter O’Donnell. Modesty Blaise is a female action hero who has been featured in comic strips, novels, short story collections, graphic novels and three films. She is young, extremely talented and has a criminal past. She works as a freelance spy for the British SIS. Modesty also has a Willie Garvin, who himself has a shady past.

The Modesty Blaise character was created in 1963 and appeared in her first novel in 1965, appropriately titled Modesty Blaise. Below is a list of Peter O’Donnell’s Modesty Blaise books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Modesty Blaise Books


Modesty Blaise(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sabre-Tooth(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Lucifer(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Taste for Death(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Impossible Virgin(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Mistress(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Day in Limbo(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Claw(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Xanadu Talisman(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night of the Morning Star(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Handle(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Modesty Blaise Collections


Pieces of Modesty(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cobra Trap(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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