Thanks to Jason for allowing me to talk at length about a fantastic novelist more people should be reading. Raymond Chandler says so!
Messy Business - Jason Beech Author
Hi Kate, which novel are we talking about?
Elisabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall.
What’s the synopsis in 30 words or less?
In the midst of WWII a woman finds herself in trouble: her husband’s somewhere in the south Pacific and her daughter is being blackmailed by a thug. When the thug turns up dead, things get worse: he’s got a partner and the price has gone up.
Raymond Chandler rated Elisabeth Sanxay Holding as a great suspense novelist. How has her star been hidden under a bushel all these years? Or has it?
Because dudes are afraid to be seen admiring women; well, quality men like Chandler aren’t afraid, but a lot of mealy-mouthed pathetic excuses are. It’s a sad thing, but you can see it now, too. A big part of it is friends promoting friends, but most men are not friends with women — and they lose…
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I think all sane writers envy ESH. Even her lesser novels are wonderful page-turning reads, Thanks for promoting her into the public view!
But then you have always been a reader of superb taste!
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