(c.1985) · New York
by Reilly, John M., ed.
New York: St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Fine dj. (c.1985). Second Edition. Hardcover. [a sound and clean copy, very close to as-new, with just a few tiny spots on the top edge of the text block; the dust jacket is in nearly perfect condition]. Indispensible reference to the work of more than 640 American and British writers in this genre, with each entry containing a short biography, a complete list of the writer's works (including uncollected short stories), bibliographical references, and a critical essay. The book also contains appendices on a number of major 19th-Century writers (among them Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Mrs. Henry Wood) and selected foreign-language writers (including Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Émile Gaboriau, Maurice Leblanc, Gaston Leroux, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Georges Simenon, Robert van Gulik, and Per Wahlöö & Maj Sjöwall). Includes a full title index. (This was actually a review copy, with the original publisher's press release laid in -- which probably accounts for its excellent condition, as it was apparently put into storage and never actually shelved or used.) **** NOTE that additional postage charges will be assessed for international shipping of this heavy volume; if this concerns you, please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order. **** . (Inventory #: 26473)