Item #7032 ROGUES' GALLERY: THE GREAT CRIMINALS OF MODERN FICTION. pseud. of Frederic Dannay, Manfred Bennington Lee, Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, John Dickson Carr, contributors.


London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1947. First U.K. Edition. An anthology of 'crook' stories centered around the successful criminal – not the detective. "It proves that crime, in the right hands, does pay and pay well. Here is the complete criminal and an inside picture of the detective's adversary" (from the front flap). Contains contributions by Dashiell Hammett ("Ruffian's Wife"), Agatha Christie ("Accident"), Dorothy Sayers ("Blood Sacrifice"), John Dickson Carr ("Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer"), Frederick Brown, Leslie Charteris, R. Austin Freeman, William Hope Hodgson, T.S. Stribling, Maurice Leblanc, and others. Item #7032

First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-607,[1]pp. Subtle offsetting to endpapers, touch of dust-soil to upper board edges, else a clean, very Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 10s.6d. net), gently spine-sunned, with light dust-soil to rear panel, and a few tiny tears at crown; Near Fine.

Price: $150.00