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ISBN:
0671202952
ISBN13:
978-0671202958
Author:
Adam Hall
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (1965)
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Pages:
224 pages
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1628 kb
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Rating:
4.9

This well-drawn tale of espionage is set in West Berlin, 15 years after the end of WW II. Quiller, a British agent who works without gun, cover or contacts, takes on a neo-Nazi underground organization and its war criminal leader.

This well-drawn tale of espionage is set in West Berlin, 15 years after the end of WW II. In the process, he discovers a complex and malevolent plot, more dangerous to the world than any crime committed during the war. On its publication in 1966, THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM received the Edgar Award as best mystery of the year. The Quiller Memorandum. The first book in the Quiller series, 1965.

The Quiller Memorandum is a 1966 Anglo-American Eurospy film filmed in DeLuxe Color and Panavision, adapted from the 1965 spy novel The Berlin Memorandum, by Elleston Trevor under the name "Adam Hall", screenplay by Harold Pinter, directed.

The Quiller Memorandum is a 1966 Anglo-American Eurospy film filmed in DeLuxe Color and Panavision, adapted from the 1965 spy novel The Berlin Memorandum, by Elleston Trevor under the name "Adam Hall", screenplay by Harold Pinter, directed by Michael Anderson, featuring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow and Senta Berger. The film was shot on location in West Berlin and in Pinewood Studios, England. It was nominated for 3 BAFTA Awards, while Pinter was nominated for an Edgar Award for the script.

Adam Hall The Quiller Memorandum The first book in the Quiller series, 19651: POL A coupleof air-hostesses came in through the glass doors, crisp andpure-looking in Lufthansa uniform

Adam Hall The Quiller Memorandum The first book in the Quiller series, 19651: POL A coupleof air-hostesses came in through the glass doors, crisp andpure-looking in Lufthansa uniform. They looked once at the group of pilots who stood at the soft-drinks bar then swung on their spiked heels to preen themselves inthe mirrors. The pilots turned to watch them, all of them tall, all of them blond. 1: POL. A coupleof air-hostesses came in through the glass doors, crisp andpure-looking in Lufthansa uniform.

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Using the penname Adam Hall, British author Trevor Dudley Smith (better known as Elleston Trevor) wrote 18 popular novels chronicling the exploits of his spy, Quiller. The Quiller Memorandum earned him an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Several of his books have made it to the big or small screen, including Flight of the Phoenix (filmed in 1965), Quiller (The Series), and the made-for-TV movie The Penthouse.

Under the name Adam Hall he wrote no fewer than 19 spy novels featuring the tough secret agent, Quiller, from Quiller’s . It is Berlin in the freezing winter, snow everywhere.

Under the name Adam Hall he wrote no fewer than 19 spy novels featuring the tough secret agent, Quiller, from Quiller’s début in 1965 to his final appearance in 1996.

The Berlin Memorandum (1965, US as ‘The Quiller Memorandum’). The ‘Quiller’ books are well above average though and just seemed too god a ‘Q’ to pass up and I’m glad to say I was favourably impressed in re-reading this one for the first time in ages. The 9th Directive (1966). The Striker Portfolio (1968).

The Quiller Memorandum

The Quiller Memorandum. This well-drawn tale of espionage is set in West Berlin, 15 years after the end of WW II.

The Berlin Memorandum (UK title, published by Collins; published as The Quiller Memorandum in the US by Simon & Schuster), is a 1965 spy novel written by Elleston Trevor (under the pseudonym Adam Hall). It is the debut novel of the character Quiller, who was ultimately featured in a series of 19 thrillers, until Trevor's death in 1995, having been Trevor's most popular character.

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The Quiller Memorandum: A Novel of Espionage by Adam Hall
Reviews:
  • Welahza
I've been a big Quiller fan since the mid-60s. I first bought this book after seeing the film and I've read every subsequent book more than once. I've decided to go through the entire series in chronological order as a retirement project and I'll post reviews. Many of the good elements of Quiller are there, but, perhaps because of it being the first, there are some prominent flaws. Excessive post-hoc justification, rationalisation and explanation and too many reverses with Inga. The film dodged these. Also, it was an Armageddon-type plot that Quiller was fighting alone. The later plots were rather more appropriate to a lone agent. However, the good elements, which grew roots in the later novels, are thoroughly admirable. The whole business of him finding himself alive after being dropped at the bridge is masterly. He drinks and smokes in this novel. In the later ones, he (very sensibly and credibly) eschews these drugs.,
  • sobolica
A spy working for a shadow government agency, Quiller is about to depart for London from Berlin. However, a fellow undercover agent has been killed, and Quiller is asked to take his place. Twenty years after World War II, a group of unrepentant Nazis lie beneath the shadows in the form of a group known as Phonix, as if it is rising from the ashes. Free to accept or decline the assignment, Quiller takes on the responsibility. Chief among the goals is finding a General Zossen, the former Commandant of a concentration camp, known to Quiller from twenty years before due to his undercover work in attempting to aid Jewish prisoners.

Quiller, after insisting that he work alone, meets and beds a somewhat unattractive, sharply angular woman, Inga, who as a child spent time in Hitler's bunker, and may be a defector from the organization, or alternatively, a double agent. His longtime friend, Rothstein, working on a secret project, is killed after contact with him, leaving Quiller with a sense of guilt. Exposed for what he is, Quiller is captured, drugged and interrogated by Oktober, but purposely kept alive and released.

Adam Hall is quite deft at explaining Quiller's thought processes, as well as some of the inner workings of intelligence. There is also a noirish quality to the book, a continuous, strange foreboding, made more prominent because the intentions of Phonix are not understood or revealed until near the end of the book. Otto Penzler, in his Introduction, writes that of 18 Quiller novels, only one other is in print. That is too bad, for this working spy, a loner by necessity and inclination, should be known the way George Smiley and James Bond are known.
  • Ndyardin
There is much about Adam Hall's classic espionage thrillers that may appear dated to a modern reader. The Cold War settings for one and the total absence of any smart technology. Thirty years later it is quaint to read about spies who have to rely on public telephones, doctored stock market reports on the radio and the post to communicate with their superiors. However, there is nothing stilted about the pace and drama of Hall's writing and his ability to keep his readers on the edge of their chairs. Quiller, the hero of this book and the many more that followed it, works alone. He is highly trained and as "The Quiller Memorandum" reveals developed his skills serving undercover in Germany in WWII, witness to brutal Nazi atrocities. 20 years after the end of the war, he is back in Berlin still seeking vengeance. His survival depends on his mental abilities and it is a wonder to watch Quiller's mind at work. This cleverly crafted book is a must for old and new fans alike. The introduction in which Otto Penzler gives a potted biography of this literary master spy is an added bonus.
  • Thetalas
I read a lot of espionage. This book is so boring, I quit reading 1/4 of the way through
  • FailCrew
After having read most of the Quiller sequels first, I was disappointed in this debut Quiller novel. It seemed disjointed, implausible and poorly developed as compared to Hall's later work.
  • Lesesshe
Satisfactory
  • Uleran
After reading this book, I can't imagine why George Segal was cast as Quiller who is definitely a Brit with British sensibilities and sense of humor. Hall's books are tempting me. . . I hope they're all as good as this one.
If you are looking for a good spy series that isn't the camp of Bond, then the Quiller series is for you. I am not hesitating myself to gather the digital versions of this series, even as I have the hard copies, because it is that good of a collection. The best bit of this book: When you realize he was being deceptive in why he fainted and again when he has to seriously consider that he might not have set the bomb properly and would actually have to check on its progress. Get the whole series. Amazon: Insure that ALL the Quiller novels are in Kindle.