History Literature / ModestyBlaise

9th Jun '16 6:25:25 PM PaulA
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* DefectorFromCommieLand: In "The Giggle-Wrecker", Modesty and Willie help smuggle a Soviet defector across the Berlin Wall.
25th May '16 7:17:13 PM PaulA
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* ArabOilSheikh: Sheikh Abu-Tahir in the first novel is the leader of a small Arabic tribe who recently hit oil and the big time in that order. Definitely a FunnyForeigner. He mixes elements of the wealthy lifestyle with elements of the traditional life of his tribe; for instance, when he comes to England to negotiate an oil deal with the British government, he and his retinue take a suite at the Ritz and then set up a traditional encampment inside it, complete with tents and goats.



* FunnyForeigner: Caspar in "A Perfect Night to Break Your Neck" is a Funny Foreigner everywhere he goes, speaking in an unidentifiable accent with PoirotSpeak interjections from multiple languages.

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* FunnyForeigner: FunnyForeigner:
** Sheikh Abu-Tahir in the first novel.
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Caspar in "A Perfect Night to Break Your Neck" is a Funny Foreigner everywhere he goes, speaking in an unidentifiable accent with PoirotSpeak interjections from multiple languages.
18th Feb '16 9:13:37 PM Lavalyte
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* CombatClairvoyance: Is what Lucifer from "I, Lucifer" has.
5th Oct '15 7:57:54 PM PaulA
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* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: In one novel, Modesty and Willie are captured by a villain who wants to see if their reputation for inventiveness is deserved before recruiting them. He locks them in a cell but deliberately leaves a means of escape to see if they will discover it. They do, then decide that is too obvious and must be a trap, and proceed to invent their own means of escape. The bad guy is very impressed.

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* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: In one novel, ''Sabre-Tooth'', Modesty and Willie are captured by a villain who wants to see if their reputation for inventiveness is deserved before recruiting them. He locks them in a cell but deliberately leaves a means of escape to see if they will discover it. They do, then decide that is too obvious and must be a trap, and proceed to invent their own means of escape. The bad guy is very impressed.
1st Sep '14 2:37:56 PM LondonKdS
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* BlackBraAndPanties
31st Aug '14 3:54:09 PM LondonKdS
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Mr. Sexton in ''The Silver Mistress'' is a particularly unpleasant example of this, considering himself to be the greatest fighter in the world (possibly correctly) while being also a PsychoForHire and TortureTechnician. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, he wasn't as good at swimming.]]
21st Jan '14 10:34:32 PM PaulA
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The short story "I Had a Date with Lady Janet" is narrated in the first person by Willie Garvin, and was once released as an audio book read by [[TheSweeney John Thaw]].

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The short story "I Had a Date with Lady Janet" is narrated in the first person by Willie Garvin, and was once released as an audio book read by [[TheSweeney [[Series/TheSweeney John Thaw]].
22nd Jan '13 9:10:33 AM PaulA
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* IDontKnowMortalKombat: One novel establishes that although Modesty is extremely dangerous in a real sword-fight, she keeps losing fencing matches because she can't adapt to the sport's AcceptableBreaksFromReality.
10th Jan '13 7:26:19 PM PaulA
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* ''Pieces of Modesty'' (1972) (6 short stories [[hottip:*:A Better Day to Die, The Giggle-wrecker, I Had a Date with Lady Janet, A Perfect Night to Break Your Neck, Salamander Four, The Soo Girl Charity]])

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* ''Pieces of Modesty'' (1972) (6 short stories [[hottip:*:A [[note]]A Better Day to Die, The Giggle-wrecker, I Had a Date with Lady Janet, A Perfect Night to Break Your Neck, Salamander Four, The Soo Girl Charity]])Charity[[/note]])



* ''Cobra Trap'' (1996) (5 short stories [[hottip:*:Bellman, The Dark Angels, Old Alex, The Girl With the Black Balloon, Cobra Trap]])

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* ''Cobra Trap'' (1996) (5 short stories [[hottip:*:Bellman, [[note]]Bellman, The Dark Angels, Old Alex, The Girl With the Black Balloon, Cobra Trap]])
Trap[[/note]])
23rd Nov '12 8:48:40 AM Oreochan
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* CodeEmergency: See SomethingTheyWouldNeverSay.

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* CodeEmergency: See SomethingTheyWouldNeverSay.See OutOfCharacterAlert.



* OutOfCharacterAlert: The name "Jacqueline" inserted into any conversation is Modesty & Willie's private signal for 'I'm in trouble and can't talk openly.'



* SomethingTheyWouldNeverSay: The name "Jacqueline" inserted into any conversation is Modesty & Willie's private signal for 'I'm in trouble and can't talk openly.'
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