Full Name: Jenny Norrington, Sandro Gandarello, and Colly Tucker
Nationality: American, British, Italian
Organization: -
Occupation Adventurer

Creator: Ivor Drummond
Time Span: 1969 - 1980


The impressive threesome that make up this fascinating team are Lady Jennifer Norrington, Count Allessandro di Ganzarello, and Colleride Tucker III. How they became a team is not really described but the fact that they are an extremely close team which has worked together before is obvious from the first book in the series.

"Jenny" Norrington, as she is called by everyone, is a blonde haired young British woman, well into her twenties but with a freshness and vitality that has her mistaken at times for someone in her teens. Highly educated but terribly rebellious at times, she is totally loved by the other two but considers them both her brothers, or as mentioned at least once, her nephews. She has inherited a considerable fortune in addition to her title.

"Colly" Tucker is an American cowboy who is possibly one of the richest men in the world, having inherited a gigantic fortune. He is in his early thirties, very handsome, and completely at ease in any group from roughnecks to high society.

Sandro di Ganzarello is an Italian Count, almost as rich as Colly and thought by most of his friends to be one of the laziest men alive, but only by those who have never seen him in action. He is a gourmet and fine wine critic when he is not chasing miscreants. A large bear of a man, he can move extremely fast when he needs to.

Each one gives the appearance of someone without a care but more importantly, without a cause. In reality, though, the Trio (as I call them in my write-ups) have a tremendous social conscience and routinely put their lives on the line to fight those across the world who prey on others.


Number of Books:9
First Appearance:1969
Last Appearance:1980


Okay, I am an absolute sucker for this series. And I was fooled so badly before opening the first book that I was stunned at what I found. I thought at first a series about the occult. Then I considered an Avengers ripoff. And then thinking it was one or the other, I put the books away to be read "some day".

Luckily some day came and I forced myself to read the first book. Well, forced myself to read the first few pages because then the characters and the story had me. And didn't let go for 9 books. Not enough, in my opinion, but I am grateful for the 9.


My Grade: A-

Your Average Grade:   A+


David A+ 4/19/2014 9:44:01 PM

I loved this series and the interplay between the characters as well as the outrageous plots that dated back to an older thriller tradition. Drummond manages some of the best endings in thriller fiction and some remarkable scenes of action. All in all a highly entertaining series. Drummond also writes the Dan Mallet series about a poacher with a penchant for crime solving as Frank Parrish.

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