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Solomons Seal

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A beautiful young heiress, Perenna Holland, falls on hard times. She enlists Roy Slingsby, estate agent and bon vivant, to sell the family manse.

Once into the assignment, he uncovers an album of stamps with a singular story to tell.

Slingsby sets out to trace its origin. He joins a ship where the cargo is contraband, sails to an island seething with rebellion and finds th

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Hardcover, Large Print
Published July 1st 1981 by Ulverscroft (first published 1980)
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Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in February 2001.

One of Hammond Innes' best thrillers is closely concerned with the unthrilling world of stamp collecting. Its hero works for a Suffolk estate agents, arranging sales mainly of the effects of the dead. When asked to make a valuation for sale of a property, he is intrigued (as an amateur collector himself) by an unusual stamp album, as well as by the young woman living in the house. The Holland family is connected to the Solomon Islands, and sh
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Martijn Onderwater
It was a bit slow for my taste, and I was not very impressed with the plot.
Jeff Crosby
I am not quite stalled, but progress is slow.
Pam
Jul 19, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ralph Hammond Innes was an English novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books.He was awarded a C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire) in 1978. The World Mystery Convention honoured Innes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bouchercon XXIV awards in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct, 1993.

Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at the Cranbrook School in Kent
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