Pattinase's Friday's Forgotten Books is a book that I read only 17 years ago.
It has a wonderful cover doesn't it?
You can read a bit of the book either at Amazon or all of it on Google Books. Here
The time is the mid 1890s. The setting, a small outback town [in Australia]. Harry Ford, the postmaster, is opening other people's mail. They say nothing happens in small towns, but there's plenty to set tongues wagging in this neighbourhood of sinners; adultery, blackmail, disappearances, poisonings. And then the Great Boldini comes to town.
SINNERS NEVER DIE was republished as a Wakefield Press Crime Classic.
I've mentioned them before with reference to Forgotten Book: DEATH IN DREAMTIME, SH Courtier
Review: THE UNQUIET NIGHT, Patricia Carlon
Adelaide's Wakefield Press has printed a series called Wakefield Crime Classics which reprinted the work of authors such Patricia Carlon (The Whispering Wall), A.E. Martin, and Charlotte Jay.
Why MYSTERIES? Because that is the genre I read.
Why PARADISE? Because that is where I live.
Among other things, this blog, the result of a 2008 New Year's resolution,
will act as a record of books that I've read, and random thoughts.
16 September 2010
Forgotten Book, A.E. Martin, SINNERS NEVER DIE
Posted by Kerrie at 6:54:00 pm
Labels: A.E. Martin, Friday's forgotten books
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Kerrie - Oh, thanks for this! I admit, I'm not familiar with Martin's work, although I'd heard of it. Time for me to repair that gap!!
What a great cover! It reminds me of the cover on the new edition of Leo Bruce's CASE WITH FOUR CLOWNS.
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