DETOUR TO OBLIVION. Frederick C. Davis.


Garden City: Published For The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A Professor Cyrus Hatch novel. Frederick Davis was a prolific author writing at least 1000 pulp stories, including many Operator 5 stories as Curtis Steele. He was also a contributor to Black Mask and Dime Detective pulp magazines. "Davis's fiction was among the most literate and entertaining of its day and stands up well to the test of time." - Reilly, Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (1980), pp. 441-444. Hubin, p. 217. Text block darkened, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light edge wear and several small closed tears to front panel, rubbing and minor chipping to spine ends and corner tips, color fade to spine panel. (7619). Item #7619

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