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. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with mild fade to upper edge of front panel and spine panel mostly faded. (23563). Item #23563

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