Dock Walloper

By: Appel, Benjamin

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

[moderately edgeworn, light browning to page edges, hinges tender but intact]. Mass Market PB Uncommon paperback original, a collection of short pieces apparently hustled into print to capitalize on the success of Appel's previous Lion paperback, "Hell's Kitchen," which according to the possibly-hyperbolic back-cover blurb on this book had "sold nearly a million copies." This volume contains ten stories: two excerpts from the novels "Brain Guy" and "The Dark Stain"; seven reprinted from various magazines, 1933-1941; and the title story, especially written for this publication. Unlike many hard-boiled writers of his day, Appel never wrote for the pulps; the stories collected here originally appeared in relatively obscure publications like "Blast: A Magazine of Proletarian Short Stories" and "Manuscript," although he also had stories published in mainstream mags like "Collier's" and "Esquire."

Title: Dock Walloper

Author: Appel, Benjamin

Categories: Collectable Paperbacks,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Lion Books, Inc. (166): 1953

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 17343

Keywords: Short Stories Hard-boiled