Destination Unknown
To Anthony
who likes foreign travel as much as I do
Collins, London, Nov. 1954
John Bull, Sep.25-Oct.23 1954
Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1955 as "So Many Steps to Death"
Chicago Tribune, Apr.12-Jun.9 1955 as 'Destination X'


When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the intelligence services. Are they being kidnapped? Blackmailed? Brainwashed? One woman appears to hold the key to the mystery. Unfortunately, Olive Betterton now lies dying from injuries sustained in a Moroccan plane crash.
Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die...


Mr. Aristides • Mrs. Calvin Baker • Dr. Louis Barron • Olive Betterton • Thomas Charles Betterton • Hilary Craven • Herr Director • Torguil Ericsson • Major Boris Andrei Pavlov Glyor • Janet Hetherington • Miss Jennson • Mr. Jessop • Mademoiselle LaRoche • Henri Laurier • Monsieur Leblanc • Mohammed • Bianca Murchison • Dr. Simon Murchison • Helga Needheim • Dr. Rubec • Paul Van Heidem • Colonel Wharton

UK/US covers

Collins / HarperCollins

Dodd, Mead and Company

Pocket Books

other publishers

Western Europe covers

Destination inconnue

French index

Le Masque (#526) 1955

Club des Masques

Le Livre de Poche

other publishers

Met onbekende bestemming

Dutch index

Der unheimliche Weg

German index

Northern Europe covers

Destination okänd

Swedish index

Ukendt bestemmelsessted

Danish index

Mot ukjent mål

Norwegian index

Määränpää tuntematon

Finnish index

Dularfullt mannrán

Icelandic index

Sihtpunkt teadmata

Estonian index

Nezināmā virzienā

Lettish index

Nežinoma linkme

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Southern Europe covers

Destinazione ignota

Italian index

Destino desconocido

Spanish index

Destinació desconeguda

Um Destino Ignorado / Destino Desconhecido

Portuguese index

Um Destino Ignorado

Destino Desconhecido

Ταξίδι προς το άγνωστο / Άγνωστος Προορισμός

Greek index

Ταξίδι προς το άγνωστο

Άγνωστος Προορισμός

Непознато одредиште / Nepoznato odredište

former Yugoslavia index

Sudbina nepoznata

former Yugoslavia index

Stopnice k smrti

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Místo určení neznámé // Miesto určenia neznáme

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Úticélja ismeretlen

Hungarian index

Направление неизвестно

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Podróż w nieznane

Polish index

Destinatie necunoscuta

Romanian index

Место назначения неизвестно

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Middle East & Asian covers

დანიშნულების ადგილი უცნობია

Georgian index

Bilinmeyen Hedef // Nereye? / Ölüm Çölü

Turkish index

המרגלת היפה

Hebrew index

وجهة مجهولة / رحلة إلى المجهول / الرحلة المجهولة / الطائرة المفقودة

Arabic index

وجهة مجهولة

رحلة إلى المجهول

الرحلة المجهولة

الطائرة المفقودة

المصير المجهول

مقصد نامعلوم

Persian index

گمنام منزل

South Asia index

ডেসটিনেশন আননোন

South Asia index

Menuju Negeri Antah Berantah

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เส้นทางสีเลือด / จารกรรมจำแลง / เงื่อนตาย

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目的地不明 / 未知的旅途 / 地狱之旅 / 不明目的地

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목적지 불명 / 죽음을 향한 발자국

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목적지 불명

죽음을 향한 발자국