A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 25, 1949

On a recent trip to the Pacific Coast I met Hollywood Producer Arthur Hornblow Jr., who told me that his forthcoming picture, Conspirator, had been inspired by a story he had read in TIME. He took me to see several sequences from it, and I asked him in turn to write me about the chain of events that led to its being produced. Here is his story:

"... A cover to cover reader of TIME, I found the following in the Books section of your issue of April 19, 1948: 'This speedy, thrilling novel begins with a courtship so disarmingly warm and...

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