|'The Laugh Was on Lazarus'
by John Garforth
Take that. You yellow-toothed lout...
Hallo, Emma Peel here. Doing wonderful things with an umbrella in a simply gory fight-to-the-death with four grim-faced zombies.
I was wondering though...just how do you kill someone who's already dead?
Mmmmmm...quite tasteful this 1945 Chateau Mouton Rothschild!
Must say I prefer it to chasing corpses round graveyards in a neo-gothic drama that surpasses even Dr Caligari's nastiest dreams! In fact strictly H-Certificate Steed.
And there's a mad vicar, to top it all, planning to H-Bomb the Pentagon!
Talk about transplanted brains and jellied hearts...
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
Released in France in 1967 by Roman as 'Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir: Drôles de Mort', translated by Marie Watkins:
Released in Germany in 1967 by Heyne as 'Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone: Die Traurigen Toten von Highgate', translated by Fritz Moeglich:
Released in Holland in 1967 by Bruna as 'De Wrekers: Lijken In Actie':
Released in U.S.A in 1967 by Berkley Medallion Books:
What is the world coming to when...
Men are raised from the dead to become loathsome zombies commanded to trap JOHN STEED and EMMA PEEL in the Highgate Mausoleum only to end up being stabbed to death by the umbrella-wielding Mrs. PEEL?
What does it all add up to - this unorthodox melange of transplanted brains, jellied hearts and homicidal seductresses? The answer is - a horrifying plot against the Pentagon, which will be H-bombed unless certain diabolical forces are stopped at once!
*Tara King appears on the cover of the reprint edition, even though she does not appear in the book