Friday, July 22, 2005

W. Howard Baker

Here's the Finnish cover for Strike North (1965) by W. Howard Baker. It's a competent paperback novel of war at sea, with the theme ripped out from Alistair MacLean and strictly cardboard characters and some extra padding.

Baker was an editor at Amalgamated Press that was one of the most important pulp and story paper publishers in the Great Britain from the 1920's on. Baker wrote many Sexton Blake yarns and some other novels on the side. In the sixties he did horror paperbacks as by Peter Saxon.

The Finnish title of the book means "Destination North".

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