I thought i had all robert goddard s novels in print so when i saw into the blue on amazon i bought it. Leading a shabby existence in the shadow of a past disgrace, he is reduced to ca. Many of the robert goddard books are historical fiction in nature, and this is no surprise considering the authors history major in college. That is, until a guest at the villa disappears on a walking tour, and harry is the number one suspect. Into the blue by robert goddard 1991, hardcover for sale. Delta will publish the next goddard novel, more about robert goddard. Into the blue, the first harry barnett book, was adapted for tv starring john thaw as harry. Harry barnett lives the life of an englishman on permanent vacation. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read into the blue. He is now living on the island of rhodes, looking after the villa of a friend, alan dysart, a former government minister. Into the blue by robert goddard 1992, paperback, reprint. Jan 31, 2006 into the blue by robert goddard, 9780385339193, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Into the blue by robert goddard, 9780552162982, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook. He has won awards in the uk, the us and acrosseurope an.
Harry barnett is a failed businessman who used to run a garage until he went bankrupt. Jan 01, 1990 into the blue by robert goddard book description. Goddard s 1997 book beyond recall was nominated for the edgar award best novel prize but lost out to mr whites confession by robert clark. The pace, the story lines add up to a marvellous listening experience. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the uk. Into the blue by robert goddard penguin books australia.
In common with the time it is at a leisurely, rather than fast pace, but it. Into the blue ebook by robert goddard rakuten kobo. Read into the blue by robert goddard available from rakuten kobo. Another of the excellent things about into the blue is the way harry barnett changes in a subtle way the shifts are small but certain, and come close to how men change in real life. That is, until a guest at the villa disappears on a walking tour, and harry is. Goddard fully develops characters and the plot is clear,although takes many twists. I thought i had all robert goddards novels in print so when i saw into the blue on amazon i bought it. Robert goddards most popular book is into the blue. I have been an avid reader throughout my life but not read his work.
Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. However, the author robert goddard was not impressed with the adaptation, and in an interview, he said that the adjustment was a false and suggested that future. Some authors do not translate well to the spoken word, notably ludlum, but i find robert goddard works beautifully in talking books. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edgeoftheseat pace and their labyrinthine plotting.
Into the blue is another example of how listening to books can be a joy. Robert goddard was born in hampshire and read history at cambridge. Into the blue, by robert goddard rosarios reading journal. Many of these instances are written so well they make a reader compare them with actual shifts they have. It was complicated and i didnt guess who done it until nearly the end. Since then, his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edgeoftheseat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. Buy the paperback book into the blue by robert goddard at indigo. Paul shelley harry barnett, a middleaged failure, leads a shabby existence. With john thaw, tom towndrow, vida garman, abigail cruttenden. Into the blue by robert goddard book 1 in the harry barnett crime mystery series, 1990. The books into the blue, out of the sun and never go back, although distinct books in their own right, form a chronological series featuring the central character of harry barnett. Into the blue harry barnett, book 1 by robert goddard book cover, description, publication history. Praise for into the blue cracking good literature entertainment. The disappearance of young acquaintance heather mallender from the greek island of rhodes sends downatheels caretaker harry barnett, suspected of killing her, back to england to retrace her stepsand to learn the secrets.
From the crystal clear waters of the aegean to the smog and shadows of england, goddard keeps the reader guessing until the very last page. Goddards 1990 book into the blue was the inaugural winner of the w h smith thumping good read award, presented to the best new fiction author of the year. Robert goodards manipulation of suspense and surprise rarely fails to dazzle. Into the blue by robert goddard, 9780385339193, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Into the blue robert goddard acacia books paperback. Harry barnett lives the life of an englishman on permanent vacation in greece, housesitting for a powerful friend and hiding from a past disgrace. After heather mallender, a young woman who is staying at dysarts villa, goes missing, harry is. Into the blue g k hall large print book series authors. Although the setting is 30 years ago it makes little difference to the story. Into the blue was the first book written by goddard that i read. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Moreover, robert goddard is also an award winning author, heralded with some of his books such as into the blue, published in 1990 and which won the w h smith thumping good read award and which was then presented to the best author of the year. Into the blue is a book that will push the edges of late night fatigue. Into the blue by robert goddard 20100930 robert goddard on.
It was so long since i had read the others that i had forgotten his style and attention to detail. The first one i tried really didnt appeal to me at all. His first harry barnett novel, into the blue, was winner of the first whsmith thumping good read award. He has won awards in the uk, the us and acrosseurope and his books have been translated into over thirty languages. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their. Robert goddard is mostly known for his numerous standalone novels above all, and he prefers it that way, as he has the freedom of setting his novels both geographically and historically in any place and time he wanted without being constrained by a previous book in a series. Buy into the blue by robert goddard from waterstones today. In common with the time it is at a leisurely, rather than fast pace, but it keeps you guessing until the end. Since then, his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edgeof the seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting.
Buy into the blue by robert goddard 9780552162982 from boomerang books, australias online independent bookstore. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Our team aims to provide customers with good value for money, a fast delivery service, but most of all with clean books that they will enjoy. Robert goddard has 78 books on goodreads with 61886 ratings. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Following that, the author wrote a book every year, or at least every two years. Into the blue harry barnett, book 1 by robert goddard. Buy into the blue by robert goddard, in very good condition. Goddard makes the characters come to life, they are not the one dimensional characters that. He is reduced to caretaking a friends villa on the island of rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep.
Actually, the brilliant writings by robert goddard has scored highly and although one of his novels, into the blue was adapted in the year 1997 for television and starred by john thaw in the lead role, robert goddard was however, not so impressed with the outcome of that adaptation following his utterances in an interview where he requested that future adaptations should do justice to the original story. Goddard s 1990 book into the blue was the inaugural winner of the w h smith thumping good read award, presented to the best new fiction author of the year. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or. Goddard makes the characters come to life, they are not the one dimensional characters that some authors develop. Robert goddard became a published author in 1986 with the novel past caring. It is not the best of his novels but one of the best. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. He was educated at prices school fareham, and peterhouse, cambridge where he read history. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while. It was a pretty major departure from the book plot, and the author himself was not overly thrilled with the adaptation. The first robert goddard book was published in 1986 with the title past caring. A good mystery of the old school with no unnecessary violence or bad language. His first novel, past caring, was an instant bestseller. Sep 30, 2010 buy into the blue by goddard, robert isbn.905 1352 1238 806 1547 377 418 713 665 1139 1534 734 1428 1084 630 1037 71 416 1074 1157 1504 1558 1304 631 627 788 101 585 307 253 744 79 1099 1281 633 542 1172 773 341 1014