The Duffy Omnibus (Penguin, 1991)


Notes on this edition: The Duffy Omnibus. London: Penguin, 1991. Pp. 740. ISBN: 9780140158243

Includes all four Dan Kavanagh novels: DuffyFiddle CityPutting the Boot InGoing to the Dogs.

Le Port de la Magouille | Fiddle City (Gallimard, 1982; French)


Notes on this edition: Le Port de la Magouille | Fiddle City. [Paris]: Gallimard, 1982. Pp. 250 [1]. Translated by R. Fitzgerald. Série noire. (French).

Ritselstad | Fiddle City (Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers, 1985; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Ritselstad | Fiddle City. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers, 1985. Pp. 196. Translated by C. Buddingh’. (Dutch).

Yalan Dolan Kenti | Fiddle City (Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2000; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Yalan Dolan Kenti. Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2000. Pp. 168. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. (Turkish).

愚か者の街 | Fiddle City (Hayakawa, 1982; Japanese)


Notes on this edition: 愚か者の街 (Orokasha no machi). Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishing, 1982. Pp. 165. Translated by Yoshinobu Tamura. 

Hayakawa published this Japanese translation as part of their “Pocket Mystery” series the year after the first U.K. edition of Fiddle City. The paperback covers of the book are wrapped in a transparent plastic, as pictured.

Fiddle City (Jonathan Cape, 1981)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes published Fiddle City under the pseudonym ‘Dan Kavanagh’ in 1981. Fiddle City is the second book in a series of four crime novels featuring a bisexual detective Nick Duffy. The other novels in the series include Duffy (1980), Putting the Boot In (1985), and Going to the Dogs (1987). The plot of Fiddle City involves a smuggling scheme at Heathrow Airport.

Descriptive Bibligraphy: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1981. £5.95. Print run: 2500.

Title Page: FIDDLE CITY | Dan Kavanagh | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1981 | Copyright © 1981 by Dan Kavanagh | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1 | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Fiddle City. | I. Title | 823’.914[F] PR6061.A895/ | ISBN 0-224-01977-5 | Photoset by Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd | Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk | Printed in Great Britain by | St Edmundsbury Press, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [1-6] 7-173 [174-176]. [1]: ‘FIDDLE CITY’. [2]: ‘by the same author | DUFFY’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Craig and Li’. [6]: blank. 7-173: text. [174-176]: blank.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Blue boards, gold blocked on spine. Blue dust jacket lettered in white (title) and light blue (author), with a color image of Heathrow airport. No author photograph.