All the Skeletons in All the Closets

By: Fowler, Keith

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

[light wear to binding at ends of spine, otherwise a clean and solid book; jacket edgeworn, with some chipping and minor paper loss in the vicinity of the spine ends, wrinkling and a bit of shallow chipping along top edge, ditto wrinkling at bottom of front panel]. Mystery novel centered around "New York's swankiest and most murderous scandal sheet" -- a magazine called "The Social Arbiter," essentially a not-too-subtle blackmail operation dedicated to fleecing the well-to-do. A contemporary reviewer observed that the book was "written in the frankest kind of Broadway idiom [and] abounds in off-color wheeze, wisecrack and innuendo not advisable for perusal by the prim." The author is lauded (in the jacket blurb) as "a new star in the literary skies!", but it must have been a shooting star, for this appears to have been his only book -- although, given the publisher, it's not unlikely that "Keith Fowler" was a pseudonym.

Title: All the Skeletons in All the Closets

Author: Fowler, Keith

Categories: Fiction: Mystery/Detective,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1934)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 21148

Keywords: New York City Journalism Dust Jacket Art 1930s