Omnibus Editions: Three (or More) Titles in One Volume
Sometimes your desire for the work of a particular writer, or genre, is so strong that only an omnibus edition will suffice. What better than a single volume that contains three novels or perhaps four?
Omnibus editions are common in the mystery and science fiction fields, and Gollancz is probably the publishing king of omnibuses, but this selection of meaty books covers the entire spectrum of reading from golf to sailing to John Steinbeck and Kingsley Amis.
The work of prolific writers - such as a P.G. Wodehouse, W.E. Johns and Rex Stout - are frequently packaged in omnibus editions simply because it’s a convenient way for avid readers to devour their writing. Value for money is guaranteed.
A Selection of Omnibus Editions
The John Le Carre Omnibus
Contains Russia House, Secret Pilgrim and Murder of Quality
Gollancz Detective Omnibus
Edmund Crispin’s The Moving Toyshop, Michael Innes’ Appleby's End, & Dorothy L. Sayers’s Unnatural Death.
The G.A. Henty Omnibus
Contains Irrawaddy, By Sheer Pluck and Captain Bayley’s Heir.
The Sydney Horler Omnibus of Excitement
Contains Chipstead of the Lone Hand, The Spy, Princess After Dark and Horror’s Head.
The Seamark Omnibus of Thrills
by Austen J Small
Contains Down River, The Mystery Maker, The Master Mystery and The Silent Six.
The Biggles Air Detective Omnibus
by W.E. Johns
Sgt Bigglesworth CID, Biggles’ Second Case, Another Job For Biggles & Biggles Works It Out.
The Blandings Omnibus
by P.G. Wodehouse
Contains Something Fresh, Summer Lightning and Heavy Weather
The Brockbank Omnibus
by Russell Brockbank
Page after page of cartoons about cars, boats and aircraft.
The Damon Runyon Omnibus
Contains Guys And Dolls, Money From Home and Blue Plate Special.
Edward Lear’s Nonsense Omnibus
Book of Nonsense, More Nonsense, Nonsense Songs, & Nonsense Stories And Alphabets.
The First Glencannon Omnibus
by Guy Gilpatic
Scotch & Water, Half-Seas Over, & Three Sheets in the Wind. Glencannon is a ship’s engineer.
The First Saint Omnibus
by Leslie Charteris
Contains 13 short novels written between 1930 and 1939.
The Galldora Omnibus
by Modwena Sedgwick
13 stories about Galldora the ragdoll. Illustrated by Diana John.
The Georgette Heyer Omnibus
Contains Faro’s Daughter, The Corinthian and The Nonesuch.
The Golf Omnibus
by P.G. Wodehouse
A collection of 31 stories about this infuriating game.
The Hard-Boiled Omnibus
edited by Joseph T Shaw
15 stories from Black Mask Magazine. Hammett, Chandler; Paul Cain, Lester Dent etc
The John Wyndham Omnibus
Contains The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes and The Chrysalids.
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus
by Caroline Lawrence
Children’s trilogy - contains Thieves of Ostia, Secrets of Vesuvius and Pirates of Pompeii.
A Kingsley Amis Omnibus
Contains Jake's Thing, Stanley and the Women, and The Old Devils.
The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus
3 mountaineering books in one - Spirits of the Air, Summits and Secrets, Endless Knot.
Lemmy Caution Omnibus
by Peter Cheyney
Scarce book. Contains This Man is Dangerous, Dames Don't Care and I'll Say She Does.
Northern Trails Omnibus
by S.A. White & Ralph Kendall
Law of the North by White, Benton of the Royal Mounted by Kendall, Luck of the Mounted by Kendall.
The Steinbeck Omnibus
by John Steinbeck
Of Mice And Men, The Red Pony, and passages and short stories from many other works.
Three Trumps: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus
by Rex Stout
Contains The Black Mountain, If Death Ever Slept and Before Midnight.
Travis McGee Omnibus
by John D. MacDonald
Contains The Quick Red Fox, Deadly Shade of Gold and Bright Orange for the Shroud.