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0227 Смертельный блеск золота

February 24, 2012
  • Title: Смертельный блеск золота
  • English Title: Deadly  Glitter of Gold
  • Canon: Omnibus
  • Language: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year: 1995
  • Publisher: TSentrpoligraf
  • Collection: Masters of action-detective
  • ISBN-10: 5218000094
  • ISBN-13: 9785218000097
  • Cover Artist: Unknown


The Russians have a fondness for packaging two or three John D MacDonald titles into one volume and then naming the collection for one of the stories. Their unexplainable insistence on writing in Russian (who’d have thought?) makes it awfully difficult to determine which books (if any) are stand-alone and which ones are omnibuses. Omnibi? Whatever.

This one, however, apparently contains three Travis McGee novels: A Deadly Shade of Gold; A Purple Place for Dying; The Quick Red Fox, and is named for the first. The cover is also from Gold, and features a derringer, an ancient Mexican gold figure (I’m not explaining that one; read the book!), and some truly creepy blood oozing down the wall in the background.

Not a bad effort. Not bad at all.

Update (07/18/2012): I found a useful Russian site that tells me this is a hardcover.

Update (10/29/2012): Added ISBN-13.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a Russian hardcover omnibus, titled Сексловушка. Испуганный жёлтый глаз (Sex Trap. Fearful Yellow Eye), printed in 1995 by Santaks Press (ISBN-10 5874550437). I contain The Quick Red Fox and One Fearful Yellow Eye.

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