The Avengers: The Drowned Queen
Author: Keith Laumer
Country United States
Publisher Berkley Medallion
Publication Date 1968
Original Price UNKNOWN
Book Number #6
The Drowned Queen is an original novel featuring John Steed and Tara King.
Back Cover Blurb
CAN EVEN THE AVENGERS PREVENT SABOTAGE ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE "ATLANTIC QUEEN," THE FIRST SUBMARINE LUXURY LINER?
As cover for this assignment, British agent John Steed is ship's dancing instructor, while his beautiful new partner, Tara King, travels as ship's physiotherapist.
Surrounded by suspicious characters, such as the so-called magician's assistant, Miss Goldspangle, the ill-fated Mr. Funfinger, and that booming battle-ax Mrs. Thwaite-Funderpump, Steed and Tara make their hazardous way through various red herrings — and scaly green mermen — STRAIGHT INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH!
- The Drowned Queen was the second of three Avengers novels to be written by Keith Laumer during the 1960s. He is best known as a writer of original science fiction novels, although the previous year he had also written the first two original novels based on the US sci-fi TV series The Invaders: The Invaders and Enemies from Beyond.
- The Drowned Queen was the very first Avengers novel to feature Tara King, who made her television debut in The Forget-Me-Knot, the opening episode of Season 7. This was broadcast in the United States in March 1968, some six months ahead of its broadcast in the UK.
Back cover blurb supplied by Stephen Barker
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