Friday Finds – Spies and Trains

I came across two books this week that sounded very interesting and then I found out one was out of print. I sighed heavily but decided that this small detail wouldn’t stop me from getting my hands on these beauties.

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes. Supposedly, she was writing spy novels before spy novels were popular. This one is about a newspaperman caught up in Cold War espionage. It was originally published in 1963 and is currently out of print which means I will be hunting through the stacks at the used bookstore for this one.

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. I’m 99% sure this is the novel the Hitchcock film of the same name is based on but I didn’t look that up so don’t take it as the truth. But, either way, I want to read this one. Two people meet on a train and begin planning the deaths of their families. OK, yes, sounds grim but what suspense! This was re-published in 2001 so hopefully I’ll have an easier time finding this one.

The Venetian Affair

Strangers on a Train

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Leave a comment here with a link to your own finds, or share your answers at Should Be Reading. Happy Friday.


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