You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

New York: McBride, 1938.

Price: $650.00 save 30% $455.00

First edition. Attractive bookplate of L.C. Perry on the front fly, else fine, lacking the dustwrapper. A lost classic of hardboiled fiction, when it came out it was compared to The Postman Always Rings Twice and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? An Oklahoma man comes home and finds his wife and child gone, perhaps to California, and he sets out after them. The only mystery novel written by Eric Knight, an excellent and very versatile writer (he also wrote Lassie, Come Home) who died in a plane crash during WWII.

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You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up. Richard HALLAS, Eric Knight.

Eric Knight
birth name: Eric Knight
born: 4/10/1897
died: 1/15/1943

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