Item #7033 MURDER BY EXPERTS. pseud. of Frederic Dannay, Manfred Bennington Lee, Ellery Queen, ed., Clayton Rawson, Agatha Christie, John Dickson Carr, William Faulkner, contributors.


London: Sampson Low, 1950. First U.K. Edition. The second Mystery Writers of America anthology, originally published by Ziff-Davis in 1947, in which 18 short stories are selected by MWA members, with each of them offering an introduction to their selection. Here, Clayton Rawson selects "The Locked Room" by John Dickson Carr; Mabel Seeley selects "The Witness for the Prosecution" by Agatha Christie; Margaret and Ken Millar on "The Hound" by William Faulkner; Anthony Boucher introduces "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole" by Thomas Burke; Leslie Charteris on G.K. Chesterton; August Derleth on R. Austin Freeman; Vincent Starrett introduces Frederick Irving Anderson; et al. Item #7033

First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; xiv,418pp. Base of spine gently nudged, contemporary pencil signature of George L. Lush on front endpaper, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12s.6d. net), gently spine-sunned, showing modest wear, a few small closed tears, and a few shallow losses at spine ends (one of them discreetly reinforced on verso); Very Good+.

Price: $200.00