The Goblin Market It s and down on his luck American expat Philip Stark is on the Caribbean island of Santa Teresa The prewar destination playground is deserted now except for diplomats and oil refinery workers W

  • Title: The Goblin Market
  • Author: Helen McCloy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • It s 1943, and down on his luck American expat Philip Stark is on the Caribbean island of Santa Teresa The prewar destination playground is deserted now except for diplomats and oil refinery workers When a local correspondent dies, Stark sees a chance to make some money Having worked for the same company in the past, he is hired to replace the dead man But Stark doesn It s 1943, and down on his luck American expat Philip Stark is on the Caribbean island of Santa Teresa The prewar destination playground is deserted now except for diplomats and oil refinery workers When a local correspondent dies, Stark sees a chance to make some money Having worked for the same company in the past, he is hired to replace the dead man But Stark doesn t think his predecessor died by accident As he looks into the mystery, he encounters a rival correspondent, an enigmatic police officer and the mistress of the dead man all of whom had a stake in seeing him dead.

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    About “Helen McCloy

    1. Helen McCloy says:

      Helen McCloy, born as Helen Worrell Clarkson McCloy she also published as Helen Clarkson , was an American mystery writer, whose series character Dr Basil Willing debuted in Dance of Death 1938 Willing believes, that every criminal leaves psychic fingerprints, and he can t wear gloves to hide them He appeared in 13 of McCloy s novels and in several of her short stories McCloy often used the theme of doppelganger, but in the end of the story she showed a psychological or realistic explanation for the seemingly supernatural events.



    2 thoughts on “The Goblin Market

    1. When Halloran, an American newspaperman on the strategic island of Santa Teresa, dies in a strange accident, Phil Stark, a newcomer, steps into his place. Stark must track down traces of Halloran's last big story, the one he died before completing, while dealing with suspicions of his own activities. There's the smooth local policeman, the American businessman, Stark's competitor for news scoops, the Spanish sympathizer with the Nazis, and the ever-present threat of U-Boat attacks on the oil tan [...]

    2. This is one of my favorite books by Helen Mccloy. The narrative is interesting, and the book is incredibly readable. The setting - a South American country during World War II - is original and unique. The ending pays off greatly and gives you a great ah ha moment. I read the Dell Mapbook edition which has a great map on the back, but part of the last chapter was missing and the pages didn't appear to be torn out. FYI - check the last chapter for skipped pages if you buy this edtion.

    3. Gets better and betterI had a slightly hard time getting into this book but remembering how good a writer she is, I was patient, a patience richly rewarded as this is a really good mystery!

    4. Hidden identities, war references, and a puzzling reference to a Christina Rosetti poem amidst warring journalists set on Santa Teresa.

    5. An interesting period piece written and set in WWII. Included in mystery critic James Sandoe's honor roll list of crime fiction.

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