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MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY by  Howard Haycraft - (1st Edition) - 1941 - from Champ & Mabel Collectibles (SKU: H11940)

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 Haycraft, Howard

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  • hardcover
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New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1941. (1st Edition). Cloth. Good +/No Jacket. [xx], 409p. Endpapers toned at gutters, cover corners and top and bottom of spine worn, spine has stains and fade spots. At the time of its publication, this book was considered the definitive review of the history of detective and mystery stories. Otto Penzler, the owner of the Mysterious Bookshop called it "the most important single work of fiction-mystery scholarship ever produced," which "remains the most insightful, perceptive and fair-minded book ever written on the subject." 15 b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-1/4"x5-1/2")

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Bookseller
Champ & Mabel Collectibles US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
H11940
Title
MURDER FOR PLEASURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE DETECTIVE STORY
Author
Haycraft, Howard
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Good +
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Edition
(1st Edition)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
D. Appleton-Century Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1941
Keywords
Detective Mystery Stories History Criticism Bibliography
Bookseller catalogs
MYSTERY & CRIME;

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