No luck contacting Paul Davies yet but click HERE if you want to see the 12 covers I found so far that he did for Leslie Thomas titles in 1979. Were there editions in the same style for ‘Stand Up Virgin Soldiers’, Arthur McCann and All His Women’ and ‘This Time Next Week’? After mentioning ‘Tropic of Ruislip’ which became the TV programme ‘Tropic’ that proved to be a bit of a failure I didn’t realise there was also a TV series called ‘The Last Detective’ based on the ‘Dangerous Davies’ book. It was certainly more successful than ‘Tropic’ running for 17 episodes in 4 series’ from 2003 to 2007. The only reason I found it was while looking for something better to watch that ‘Eurovision’ I came across ‘The Last Detective’ being rerun on the ‘DRAMA’ channel. I watch a bit but ended up switching back to ‘Eurovision’ but not sure why as that’s nearly four hours of my life I’ll never get back!
Still hunting down the last couple of Jack Higgins covers and managed to find ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ but it could be yet another variation as I though the edition I wanted would be 1991 while this one was 1985. Just ‘Storm Warning’ from around 1990 to go possibly!
STOP PRESS: Just found a site that might be for Paul Davies. Here is a drawing from his website of his idea of a Book Shop Owner which is very much like the PAN covers in style.