THE PRIVATE EYE. Cleve Adams, ranklin.

THE PRIVATE EYE.

New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, [1942]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-284, jacket illustration by Arthur Hawkins, Jr., original light gray cloth, spine stamped in black, fore edge uncut. First edition. Private eye novel set in Arizona involving corrupt cops, gangsters and shady mine operators. "...in his own style Adams captured the gray and gritty feel of the time as powerfully as Chandler, and created as enduring an image of the private detective." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), p. 3. Some readers consider this one of Adams best books. Hubin, p. 3. A fine copy in a very good or somewhat better price clipped dust jacket, light wear with rubbing to corner tips and spine ends and a bit to edges, some soiling to rear panel. Uncommon in nice condition. (22393). Item #22393

Price: $500.00

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