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The Sleeping Cupid Paperback – 1967

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Daily Mirror; 1st ed. edition (1967)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000RHX6PC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,123,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Man in a Suitcase" TV tie-in featuring McGill.Bottom corner of fep missing.

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Though a moderately rare tie-in half a century out of print. THE SLEEPING CUPID is still worth locating if you can, and maybe even worth collector's asking price too, within moderation (but don't go nuts). On its own terms it's a very decent little mystery, delivered with elegant, evocatively descriptive prose. As a novel based on MAN IN A SUITCASE, you'll find it more than that if you're a fan of the TV show, The author perfectly captures the tone and soul of the world-weary, disenfranchised American spy, McGill (at the time of the book's writing, an era before media bombardment and VCRs, it was *very* rare for a Brit novelist to replicate the patois of an American actor's TV character and persona this accurately and without blatant linguistic anomalies), and he also creates vivid, entertaining supporting characters as well; some of them based on familiar tropes, but so delightfully particularized, you forgive that.

As a historical note, the "E.G. Whitney" of the by-line is in fact a thriller writer of the era named Ben Healey (1908-1988), who also wrote under the pseudonyms J.G. Jeffreys and Jeremy Sturrock.
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