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The D. A. Calls It Murder. The D. A. Calls It Murder. The D. A. Calls It Murder.
The D. A. Calls It Murder.
GARDNER, Erle Stanley.

The D. A. Calls It Murder.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York William Morrow and Company, 1937

Stock Code: 114270

£1,875
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first printing. A superb presentation copy, "To Jean - who writes 'em for me. With love, Erle. December 1936," with Gardner's full signature at the bottom of the page. Agnes Jean Bethell, Gardner's second wife, was also his secretary and assistant for nearly fifty years; the two were married in 1968, less than two years before he died. Bethell began working for Gardner in 1923 when he was a partner in a Ventura law firm, following him when he left in 1933 to pursue writing full-time. She continued as his chief secretary, along with her sisters Peggy Downs and Ruth "Honey" Moore. The character of Della Street in Gardner's series of Perry Mason mystery novels was partly inspired by her. Laid-in is a card from the Erle Stanley Gardner Museum in Ventura, California.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Light mark to front cover. An excellent, fresh copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine and short closed tear to head of spine.

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