Ayo Onatade is an avid reader of crime and mystery fiction. She has been writing reviews, interviews and articles on the subject for the last 12 years; with an eclectic taste from historical to hardboiled, short stories and noir films
When one thinks of kick-ass women the first name that would or should cross any sensible person’s mind is of course Peter O’Donnell Modesty Blaise.
She is the leader of the pack. Titan books in their infinite wisdom have seen fit to issue The Girl in the Iron Mask a collection of three comic strips stories. The other two stories that can be found in the collection are Fiona and Walkabout. All three stories are vintage Blaise with Ms Blaise being her usual kick-ass self and coming to the rescue of her various friends with the help of the charming Willie Garvin. The Girl in the Iron Mask is presented in a magnificently graphic form with drawings by long time artist Enric Badia Romero. Wonderfully escapist with action and intrigue all rolled into one.
If you have not read any of the Peter O’Donnell’s Modesty Blaise books then do not despair this as good a place to start. Hanging out with Modesty Blaise is terrific and escapism at its best.