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Keeler In Swedish

Ewald Elanders Bokförlag of Gothenburg (Göteborg) published three of Keeler's novels in Swedish translation. All three are reproduced here.


Skottet Klockan Tio (Ewald Elanders Bokförlag, 1936): A simple but charming illustration for the Swedish paperback edition of The Amazing Web. (The title of the translation means "The Shot at 10 O'Clock.") Courtesy of Martin Kristenson.

There is no blurb.

 

 

 

 

Blonde Besten (Ewald Elanders Bokförlag, 1936): This rather rudimentary illustration must be by the same artist who illustrated Skottet Klockan Tio. The title of this book translates as "The Blonde Beast," and the original title of Keeler's novel is Find the Clock. Courtesy of Martin Kristenson.

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Jagad Genom Chicago (Ewald Elanders Bokförlag, 1947): Another Swedish paperback, this time a translation of The Washington Square Enigma, under the title Chased Through Chicago. Thanks to Martin Kristenson for the book and the translation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The back of Jagad Genom Chicago shows this portrait of HSK, with the text:

"HARRY STEPHEN KEELER is one of the most popular writers of detective novels in America, and he has been published in numerous editions. Keeler has an original and fascinating style and his gift for making up a plot is without parallel in the thriller trade. Keeler's novels have been the object of a flattering attention, not only in America, but also in England, France, Spain, Sweden, and other countries where they have been published in big editions. Several of Keeler's books have also been dramatized and have been great successes on stage and in radio broadcasts. When the big American broadcasting company NBC began their television broadcast, they opened with a play by Keeler -- 'The Services Of An Expert.'

"Ewald Elander publishers, Gothenburg, has previously published two novels by Keeler, 'The Amazing Web' and 'Find the Clock,' both editions which have sold out. When we here present a new detective novel by Keeler, THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENIGMA -- a novel which certainly is in no way inferior to the two earlier novels in terms of excitement and intensity -- we know that thousands of Keeler's friends in Sweden will receive it with satisfaction. Due to the paper rationing we have had to cut down on the number of pages, and we have had to use smaller print than normal, but we assure you that Keeler in return is all the more generous with sensations and dramatic situations. In this respect, there is no rationing."


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