Detective stories

Andrew Robinson at the ExpoTrek in Hanover in 2000

Andrew Jordt Robinson was born on February 14, 1942 in New York City. He’s famous for his roles as a serial killer, particularly in the movie “Dirty Harry”, but also for his role as the Cardassian Elim Garak in the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.

John Finney was born on October 2, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His birth name was John Finney but after the death of his father, when he was three years old, his name was changed to Walter Braden Finney in his honor. Despite this he kept on being known as Jack. His best known novels are “The Body Snatchers”, which was adapted into a number of movies, and “Time and Again”. Jack Finney died on November 14, 1995 in Greenbrae, California, from pneumonia and emphysema.

The Third Claw of God by Adam-Troy Castro

The novel “The Third Claw of God” by Adam-Troy Castro has been published for the first time in 2009. It’s the sequel to “Emissaries from the Dead”. Andrea Cort goes on planet Xara being invited by arm dealer Hans Bettelhine and pressure by the artificial intelligences she works with. She finds herself at the center of murder attempts and new mysteries in this science fiction detective story.

Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg in The Avengers

On January 7, 1961 in UK the first episode of the show “The Avengers” was broadcast. The show went on until 1969 and it’s one of the most famous British TV shows of that era. Patrick Macnee was a protagonist in all its seasons and in “The New Avengers”, the TV show that in the ’70s tried to renew the success of “The Avengers”.