Re: RARA-AVIS: The Fifth Grave

Roger Dowdy (
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 15:15:47 -0700

Juri Nummelin wrote:
> Well well,
> if "The Solomon's Vineyard" that I read was "expurgated", I can't wait to
> get my hands on the real item: women enjoying their beating, strange cults
> and sacrifices and such things weren't exactly the normal stuff that was
> being published in Finland in the fifties. I wonder if the Finnish
> publisher expurgated the book a little bit more... Is the original book
> still in print?

A quick on-line search finds _Solomon's Vineyard_ out of print. However, The Library of Crime Classics did publish a "complete and unexpurgated" edition as recently as 1988.

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