The White Friar

STUART, Donald [pseud VERNER, Gerald]. The White Friar.

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STUART, Donald [pseud VERNER, Gerald] The White Friar The Modern Publishing Company, London, [n.d]

Small 8vo. Original illustrated paper wrappers; pp.166; a very good copy of a fragile book, bright cover colours, some light wear to the binding (minor discreet creasing and edge wear).
The White Friar is a crime thriller about a vengeful personality in white monk robes who skulks about delivering vigilante justice. Donald Stuart was the pseudonym of Gerald Verner (1897-1980), which was in turn the pseudonym of British writer John Robert Stuart Pringle. Born in London, he wrote over 120 novels, many of which ended up being translated into over 35 languages, thence into plays, radio serials and film. This form of paperback is notoriously vulnerable to neglect, and copies of similar books only infrequently survive to reach modern markets.