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Masters of Mystery.
THOMSON, H. Douglas.

Masters of Mystery....

A Study of the Detective Story.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1931

Stock Code: 111577

£300
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition. "Despite the universal appeal of detective fiction, only recently has serious attention been paid to its technique. It is surely high time that criticism "placed" detective fiction and officially recognised the conscientious craftsmanship that beguiles our leisure hours" (Foreword). Study described by Ellery Queen as "the most ambitious treatise on the detective story written in the language" before Haycraft (In the Queen's Parlor, p.131).

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth lettered in red on the spine, top edge stained red, the others uncut. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Cloth lightly mottled, pale toning to the text, light foxing to the edges, but no marginal encroachment, jacket price-clipped, a little rubbed, a few splits and chips to the edges, clean tear across the front panel neatly repaired internally, and barely visible externally, a very good copy.

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