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Callan - Short stories by James Mitchell

James Mitchell, who created the the Callan series, has assembled a fresh batch of red files. For Callan, this meant a new series of highly dangerous missions, which took him to the most unlikely places and into the most unlikely situations. James Mitchell's Callan stories are terse, tense, and packed with action and suspense. They are superb examples of the art of the short story.

The stories Daza has found references to are:

  • 1967-12      - Merry Christmas from the Section (aka Callan's Christmas) in the TV Times Christmas Extra of that year

The majority were for the Sunday Express.

Several of these were published overseas. Where I have details I've included the first sentance as an aid to identification.

  • 1973-03-11 - File on a Deadly Deadshot
  • 1973-03-18 - File on an Angry Artist
  • 1973-03-25 - File on a Reckless Rider
  • 1973-04-01 - File on a Weeping Widow
  • 1974-05-26 - File on an Angry Actor
  • 1974-06-02 - File on a Lucky Lady
  • 1974-06-09 - File on a Dancing Decoy
  • 1974-10-06 - File on a Deadly Diary
  • 1974-10-13 - File on a Classy Club
  • 1974-10-20 - File on a Fearsome Farm
  • 1975-07-27 - File on a Careful Cowboy
  • 1975-08-03 - File on a Doomed Defector
  • 1975-08-10 - File on a Pining Poet
  • 1975-08-17 - File on a Powerful Picador
    • New Straits Times - Sep 27, 1975
      "Callan ...uened on the roof-top ...ting. The roof of a Belgravia ... was no place to crouch on a .....
  • 1975-08-24 - File on a Difficult Don
    • New Straits Times - Oct 26, 1975
      "You know about soldiers, don't you? Models I mean," said hunter.
  • 1976-02-01 - The case of a darling daughter
  • 1976-02-08 - The Case of an Awsome Amateur
  • 1976-02-15 - File on a Joyous Juliet
    • - The Sydney Morning Herald as File #3 The Case of a Joyous Juliet - Jul 15, 1976
      "The television set began to produce its usual pattern of waing lines, and as usual Hunter got up to slam it open-handed"
  • 1976-02-22 - The Case of a Mourning Mother
  • 1976-02-29 - The Case of an Angry American
    • The Sydney Morning Herald as file #4 - Jul 19, 1976
      "you've fed us very nicely," said hunter, and took another sip at his coffee.
  • 1976-08-15 - File on a Deadly Don
  • 1976-08-22 - File on a Tired Traitor
  • 1976-08-29 - File on a Harassed Hunter
  • 1976-09-05 - File on a Beautiful Boxer
    • Aka Keep this man alive...the admiralty need him

And one from the TV Times

  • 1984-?-? -     My Friend Mr Callan by the Faithful Lonely

Most of these and a few more were published in book form in 2014/15 in two volumes of Callan Uncovered.

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