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1Marxchivist
Oct 22, 2009, 8:35pm Top

I just picked up this mysterious painting. I have no idea what book it is for. This is written on the back. I've tried Rickover Plot, McHover Plot, Nickhover Plot, no luck. Found a couple of "S. Holland" authors but no one that look they would write something like this. Anyone have any ideas?

The auction house I bought it from doesn't have a clue what it is.

Thanks everyone!

2jjmcgaffey
Oct 22, 2009, 10:40pm Top

I swear I've seen that book cover - somewhere, sometime. I'm trying to remember.

3rbtanger
Oct 23, 2009, 4:19pm Top

This looks like the style of the covers of the romance/thriller writer, Isabelle Holland. It's also the sort of title she used. However, I can't find anything of hers related to that title. It could perhaps have been one of hers that was eventually published under a different title?

4quartzite
Edited: Oct 24, 2009, 3:02pm Top

There is Nick Carter book called The Nichovev Plot, perhaps Isaacs is the artist not the author. And of course Nick Cater is a pseudonym for several authors, I believe.

5Marxchivist
Oct 24, 2009, 4:21pm Top

I found a blurb on The Nichovev Plot: "Killmaster Carter stops death-worshipping occultists who have kidnapped the Russian premier."

Fits along with the cover, best lead so far. Thank you!

6jalual
Oct 24, 2009, 9:04pm Top

I think we have a winner! Follow this link for a look at a picture of the book... Good job Quartzite- that was great detective work.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NICK-CARTER-THE-NICHOVEV-PLOT-PAPERBACK_W0QQitemZ25037287924...

7Marxchivist
Oct 24, 2009, 9:39pm Top

Great! Thank you everybody. I never thought to look on Ebay.

8quartzite
Oct 25, 2009, 2:28pm Top

Thanks. I did a librarything search for 'plot' sorted alphabetically, then looked at all "The ------ Plot" titles to see if anything looked like a possible fit.

Tracking down the cover now that was good work.

9staffordcastle
Oct 25, 2009, 4:36pm Top

Bravo to the researchers!

This was a very interesting twist on Name That Book!

10Petroglyph
Oct 28, 2009, 12:58am Top

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