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Bowery Murder

By: Smith, Willard K.

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 4610

Condition: Very Good


(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 ma... View more info