Brown, Fredric

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Price: $350.00

Place Published: New York
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.
Date Published: 1947
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 2675


First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); light blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gray on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 224pp. Base of spine a bit pushed, some trivial wear to cloth at extremities, with previous owners neat rubber-stamp to front endpaper, and that of a California rental library to upper left corner of front pastedown and lower right margin of p.113; otherwise clean and without markins throughout; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), shelfworn, with small chips to spine ends, upper edge, and corners, and several tears, three of them archivally mended on verso; Very Good.


Brown's first novel, introducing the Chicago-based team of private eye's Ed and Am Hunter, whose quest "leads them into the seamy underbelly of 1940s society, the world of second-rate criminals, cheap bars, sleazy carnival folk; from a sideshow spieler named Hoagy to a beautiful tramp named Claire Raymond to assorted thugs and tough cops, and finally to a killer (Pronzini & Muller, pp.92). Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1928. Hubin, p.53.

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