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Freeman: Pottermack

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  • Wyatt James
    I m just finishing Mr Pottermack s Oversight (his odd name is explained by the fact that he was an escaped convict, fled to America as a deckhand on the SS
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2005
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      I'm just finishing "Mr Pottermack's Oversight" (his odd name is
      explained by the fact that he was an escaped convict, fled to America
      as a deckhand on the SS Potomac, see where he got his new identity?).
      This is a suspense novel, not a mystery, but there is some good
      cat-and-mouse stuff in it, with the reader rooting for Pottermack all
      the way and hoping that damned infallible Thorndyke won't bring him
      down. The book is very contrived, but would make a nice movie -- too
      bad Hitchcock never did it -- as there is a lot of suspense and
      filmable hair-raising bits. The coincidences and serendipties have to
      be taken with a grain of salt, but Freeman does a good job in tying up
      the loose ends and other questions (such as what does this ex-con do
      for a living that he can live so well in an upscale English village?
      Well, just wait a bit and you will find out). This is not a major
      detective story, but it is one of Freeman's best books, and a lot of
      fun to read: viz. Pottermack's silly escapade in trying to get rid of
      stolen, marked bank notes by going to a racetrack and trying his best
      to get pick-pocketed. [It never occurred to him -- well, to Freeman,
      who shows contempt for that environment -- that the best way to get
      rid of 'dirty money' is to bet it on the horses.]
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