[light bumping to spine ends, otherwise a nice clean copy; jacket shows moderate wear at edges and extremities, slight paper loss at top of spine (just nicking the first "S" in the title a bit), split along top rear foldover, front panel a little rubbed]. A New York detective who's supposed to be taking it easy, on vacation at "Joseph's Vineyard," runs into a murder case, in that way that vacationing detectives invariably do. "What could be the connection between an quiet, elderly male boarder, an indolent, middle-aged toper, a dim-witted youth who lived on the beach and w... View More...
Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1946)
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 24312
Condition: Very Good- in Very Good+ dj
[front hinge starting and consequently quite tender, a handful of tiny dark stains to bottom edges of covers; jacket shows a bit of wear at ends of spine (mostly at top)]. A collection of eight Irish/Woolrich tales: "The Dancing Detective"; "Two Fellows in a Furnished Room" (filmed as THE GUILTY by Monogram Pictures in 1947); "The Light in the Window"; "Silent as the Grave"; "The Detective's Dilemma"; "Fur Jacket"; "Leg Man"; and "The Fingernail." View More...
[minor shelfwear only, a bit of soiling and age-toning to edges of text block; jacket shows just a touch of edgewear]. Collection of seven Irish/Woolrich short stories, reprinted from various detective pulps: the title story; "The Dog with the Wooden Leg"; "The Lie"; "Hot Towel"; "Wardrobe Trunk" (previously published as "Dilemma of the Dead Lady"); "Wild Bill Hiccup"; "Subway"; and "Husband." View More...
Philadelphia/New York, J. B. Lippincott Company: (c.1942)
Edition: 3rd printing
Seller ID: 6144
Condition: Very Good
(no dust jacket) [solid copy with moderate overall wear, some fading to spine cloth; ffep torn out, which has left the front hinge exposed but not separated]. Irish/Woolrich classic, which starts out with both a great dedication ("To Apartment 605, Hotel M----- / in unmitigated thankfulness (at not being in it any more") and a terrific first chapter title ("The Hundred and Fiftieth Day Before the Execution"). A terrific yarn, and the basis for the highly-regarded 1944 movie of the same name, directed by Robert Siodmak and produced by Joan Harrison, who cut her teeth as an assi... View More...