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KEELER, HARRY STEPHEN. - Cheung, Detective.

 1509744822,
London, Ward Lock 1938. Octavo publisher's cloth and mildly frayed dustwrapper. A few spots around the edges, pretty good. ¶ First edition, the American - dated the next year - was called Y. Cheung, Business Detective. Cheung - well educated, young and thoroughly American - is noteworthy for not being too overt a caricature - unlike the black landlady Mrs Tubbs - and he does get the girl who is half white at the end. No, it doesn't stand up to scrutiny but it was a big step up from Charlie Chan and Mr Moto.
AUD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 193.5 US$ 232.18 | £UK 167 | JP¥ 25384] Book number 10767

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