Item #20894 THE CHILDREN OF HATE. John Creasey.


London: Evans Brothers Limited, [1952]. Octavo, boards. First edition. A Dr. Palfrey novel. An evil female mastermind brainwashes innocent children to use as robot like slaves for murderous purposes. The Dr. Palfrey stories are "...enjoyable if a little sensational. The later development of the Palfrey series into the science fiction field is most interesting-on the surface they might appear to be thrillers concerning evil attempts to plague the world into submission, but the underlying messages are frightful and prophetic." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 243-253. "It has been speculated that Dr Palfrey's secret organization, which is called Z5 and is staffed by men with near super powers, neatly bridges the gap between Doc Savage and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and probably inspired the latter." - SFE online. Bottom edges a little bumped, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with two small closed tears to upper front panel and a small closed tear to lower front panel, light shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends, edges and corner tips. (20894). Item #20894

Price: $125.00

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