Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story
New York: Biblio and Tannen, 1974.
Hardcover. Newly enlarged edition with Notes on Additions to a Cornerstone Library and the Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective-Crime-Mystery Fiction. Octavo. 409pp. Illustrated from black and white photographs. Near fine in a very good or better dust jacket with modest sunning at the spine and small tears. Influential history of the detective story as a literary form, beginning with the invention of the form by Edgar Allan Poe.