Bowery Murder

By: Smith, Willard K.

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(no dust jacket) [solid copy, spine slightly turned, mild soiling/browning to page edges, light staining to covers]. Fictional account -- presented as a "compilation" of contemporary newspaper stories (all phoney, but very believable) -- of a sensation murder in New York's Bowery in April 1928. Quite clever, and darn near post-modern: the Foreword is dated 1938, and is described as a "new foreword," although it's an integral part of the work, which is book-ended by the revelation that the author (an intrepid reporter who had investigated the original crime) has been happily married for eight years to one of the key figures in the case. I doubt that most of the people into whose hands this book comes are immediately aware that it's not non-fiction. Note that a facsimile dust jacket is available for this book (not from me) if you're of a mind to dress it up.

Title: Bowery Murder

Author: Smith, Willard K.

Categories: Fiction: Mystery/Detective,

Edition: Later Printing

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co. , for the Crime Club: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 4610

Keywords: Newspapers Murder New York City The Bowery