I'm happy to report that this collection of Modesty Blaise short stories is just as outrageously entertaining as the novels and comic strips. Whether Modesty and Willie Garvin are smuggling a defecting scientist out of East Germany ("The Giggle-Wrecker") or whether Willie is rescuing Modesty (with plenty of help from her, of course, once he arrives on the scene) and destroying half of Glencroft Castle in the process ("I Had a Date with Lady Janet"), you're in for swell storytelling, humor, and nearly always a neat twist or to or three at the end. Highly recommended.
Reading these stories reminded me once again of how much fun the novels are, and I think I might go back and reread one of the early ones. Not having read it in 40 years or more, I should find it pretty much just like a new one.
Table of Contents:
A better day to die
I had a date with Lady Janet
A perfect night to break your neck
The soo girl charity