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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

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Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story

by Howard Haycraft

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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1st printing of 1st edition. Very Good HC in Good DJ. Red cloth over boards, gilt stamped titles on front cover and spine. Few faint, light smudges on covers, otherwise bright, clean, square covers and spine; tightly bound; owner name on front pastedown; age darkened end papers; light acid offsetting from frontispiece to title page leaving few foxing-like spots; clean interior with very slight general age darkening; leaves remain supple. DJ is in paper-backed mylar is complete but for few tiny chips at spine head; spotty light soiling to covers. 8vo, 409 pp; illustrated; index.

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Bookseller
Madden Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
18556
Title
Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story
Author
Howard Haycraft
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company
Date Published
1941
Keywords
RESEARCH, REFERENCE, MYSTERY, WRITERS, POE, STOUT, SAYERS, HAMMETT, CHRISTIE, ALLINGHAM, GARDNER, BIGGERS, CHESTERTON, LEROUX, LUPIN, POIROT, MARPLE, NICK, NORA, CHARLES, MARSH, NERO WOLFE, ELLERY QUEEN

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About Madden Books

I am a book collector and seller with many years experience. My particular areas of interest are politics, history, law, economics, labor and sociology. I also collect and sell Vermont and New England books, pamphlets, ephemera and magazines. I have general stock of literature, sciences, arts, world and regional politics & history.

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