32. Cameo - 1988.
"The master in superbly entertaining form." - Evening Standard.
"His latest deserved blockbuster." - Financial Times.
"He is a master of the art of pure storytelling, in the same class as R.C.Hutchinson and Graham Greene." - Richard Church, Country Life.
"One of the best half-dozen novelists of the century." - Books and Bookmen.
"An author with an almost unique understanding of the modern mind." - Birmingham Post.
"Mr. Graham never strikes a false note." - Daily Mail.
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Author's preface to "Cameo":
"In 1942 I wrote and published a suspense novel called "My Turn Next". I have written "Cameo" on the same theme, but time has given a historical slant to what was a contemporary tale."
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"April 1941: in the confusion of bomb-damaged London's blackout Squadron Leader Andrew Halford goes to check on his parent's home, but he drives up the wrong road and enters the wrong house. In the bedroom he finds a semi-clothed woman seated before a mirror, gazing ahead, looking straight at him. The mistake he has made leads Andrew into a complex network of treachery and deceit and on the track of a sadistic killer.
Spanning a single war-torn week, Cameo is a brilliant evocation of the tension of Blitz-shattered London; the reckless bravery of the airmen who live only for today; the thrilling discovery of young love."
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.