Donald MacKenzie - Raven in Flight - Orion Publishing Group

Raven in Flight

By Donald MacKenzie

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'Donald MacKenzie is a born storyteller' Guardian

John Raven - the ex-cop with a taste for exotic adventures and voluptuous adventurers - is unexpectedly thrust into the thick of the action.

His Andalusian holiday turns out to be no picnic when he finds himself at the crossroads of the snow-white heroin trail and the blood-red trail of international murder . . .

'A swift, stylish novel' Publishers Weekly

Biographical Notes

Donald MacKenzie (1908-1994) was born in Ontario, Canada, and educated in England, Canada and Switzerland. For twenty-five years MacKenzie lived by crime in many countries. 'I went to jail,' he wrote, 'if not with depressing regularity, too often for my liking.' His last sentences were five years in the United States and three years in England, running consecutively. He began writing and selling stories when in American jail. 'I try to do exactly as I like as often as possible and I don't think I'm either psychopathic, a wayward boy, a problem of our time, a charming rogue. Or ever was.'
He had a wife, Estrela, and a daughter, and they divided their time between England, Portugal, Spain and Austria.

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  • ISBN: 9781471904998
  • Publication date: 14 Jul 2013
  • Page count: 184
  • Imprint: The Murder Room
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