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D-Day in Paradise

By: Catto, Max

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23449

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a few shallow dents in bottom edges of boards, otherwise a nice clean solid copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket shows some light soiling on the rear panel]. Novel set in the South Pacific, about a Dutch tramp-steamer captain who "rescues" a mysterious prisoner who's being held in chains in the hold of another ship, and gets a lot more than he bargained for. "Red, the prisoner, turns out to be a mercenary soldier, a trouble-maker, a womanizer. But on Christ's Island, with its idyllic Christian community, Red's diabolical genius becomes useful when the island is invaded by civiliz... View more info

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Ferry to Hongkong

By: Kent, Simon (pseud. for Max Catto)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20469

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[spine very slightly turned, minor staining on bottom edge of text-block; jacket browned at spine and along top edge (both front and rear panels), minor paper loss at top of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. Catto's fifth novel under the "Simon Kent" pseudonym (although the jacket blurb would have you believe it was only the third), a tale about "an American hobo, who, unwanted by everybody except the police, seems doomed to sail forever on the Fat Annie, a ferry-boat plying between Hongkong and Macao until, swiftly and dramatically, outside events intervene." This was the... View more info