Dead Men Running
by D'Arcy Niland
Hodder & Stoughton, 1969, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, wrapper drawing by Russell Drysdale
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and covers, previous owners inscription to front flyleaf, edge wear and minor creasing to dustjacket
'This story of friendship and archaic disaster is played out against a remote landscape during a flare-up of nationalist rage and hysteria.
The mellow meditative style conceals a steely framework of tense and suspenseful story. With a Kazantzakis-like simplicity and inevitability D'Arcy Niland leads the reader towards the crashing last chapter.
This is D'Arcy Niland's last novel, finished only a short time before he died, and this book contains the full story as it was written.