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Solomon's Vineyard

(1941)
(The Fifth Grave)
A novel by

 
 
Banned from publication in the U.S. due to its mature subject matter, Solomon's Vineyard is a tense, hard-boiled work starring Karl Craven, a non-nonsense guy who predates detectives like Lew Archer and Mike Hammer.

Craven is out to rescue a wealthy heiress from a twisted cult. The novel's famous opening passage --FROM THE way her buttocks looked under the black silk dress, I knew she'd be good in bed. The silk was tight and under it the muscles worked slow and easy. I saw weight there, and control, and, brother, those are things I like in a woman. I put down my bags and went after her along the station platform--explains why this book was too hot for domestic publication. (Initially published in 1941 in the UK, a heavily bowdlerized version came out in the '50s, but the less said about that one the better.)

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

August 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard (Black Dagger Crime S.)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 0-86220-842-4 / 978-0-86220-842-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dagger Crime
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 1-59654-016-8 / 978-1-59654-016-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Mask
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard (Pure Pulped Classix #2)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 0-9774313-3-9 / 978-0-9774313-3-5 (USA edition)
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June 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard (Ipl Library of Crime Classics)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 1-55882-042-6 / 978-1-55882-042-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
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June 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard (Blue Murder)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 1-85480-076-0 / 978-1-85480-076-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Xanadu Publications Ltd
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July 1989 : USA Paperback

Title: Solomon's Vineyard (Blue Murder)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 0-671-65288-5 / 978-0-671-65288-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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January 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard (Library of Crime Classics)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 0-930330-91-9 / 978-0-930330-91-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard (PlanetMonk Pulps Book 14)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
Publisher: PlanetMonk Books
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April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
Publisher: Orion
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April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Solomon's Vineyard
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK