Thanks to Jason for allowing me to talk at length about a fantastic novelist more people should be reading. Raymond Chandler says so!
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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