THE BIG CLOCK. Kenneth Fearing.


New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, [1946]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Classic crime novel. "This quintessential tale of psychological suspense is so good, in fact, that labeling it a small masterpiece would not be unjustified." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 242-243. Basis for two films The Big Clock (1948) and No Way Out (1987). The 1948 film is one of the best noir films of the 1940s. Johnson, The Dark Page, p. 94. See also St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (pp. 345-46), Magill (ed.), Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 592-98. Inked name to front free end paper, a touch of rubbing to cloth edges, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a small 10 mm closed tear with creases to upper front panel and a small 6 mm closed tear to lower front panel with mild crease, spine panel is mostly color faded as usual with this title, some shelf wear to spine ends with minor loss to head of spine panel, and some overall moderate dust soiling. (20445). Item #20445

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