Murder for Pleasure the Life and Times of the Detective Story
London, Peter Davies, 1942. Hardcover. pp. xxvii, 347,Small 8vo,,,Bound in red cloth with black noose design and lettering to spine. Binding stressed to about the first half of the book, as from being opened too wide, byt hinges and joints tight, and endpapers and contents clean and bright. Overall, in very good condition. The dust jacket shows the original publisher's price and is chipped and worn at edges, with several small closed tears, and about one half inch missing from the top of the spine. It is scuffed near the bottom of the spine, and generally worn and somewhat soiled. Overall, still in fair to good minus condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. First published in July, 1942, this is the second impression, published in October of the same year.
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Keywords: Detective fiction;Murder mystery;Mysteries;Crime literature;;;;;