Three murders were too many for Ed Hunter. Not even a dazzling redhead from the carnival's girl show could keep Ed altogether happy--not with a murderer running loose. Then Ed found it was up to him and his Uncle Am to find the killer among the freaks and strippers of the carnival--a killer who chose his victims according to size! Ed and his Uncle ...
Three murders were too many for Ed Hunter. Not even a dazzling redhead from the carnival's girl show could keep Ed altogether happy--not with a murderer running loose. Then Ed found it was up to him and his Uncle Am to find the killer among the freaks and strippers of the carnival--a killer who chose his victims according to size! Ed and his Uncle Am are back, working in a travelling carnival through the Midwest. Bodies, though smallish in stature, keep piling up, and Ed finds himself head over heels in love. Fascinating for the insights into carnival life that this book provides.
Fair with no dust jacket. Red hardcover binding. Boards heavily worn at corners and spine, splits at backstrip, front free endpaper removed, owner name on front pastedown endpaper and half-title page, ink scrawl on title page, two girlie doodles on rear endpapers, other doodle of tiny man squished between two hands on rear flyleaf.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 224 pages.
First printing of the author's second book, good or a little better lacking the dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering on the front board and spine. Wear at bottom of spine, with slight loss at the very top of the spine. The front board is disclored at the bottom quarter, and the spine has a few spots. Rear board and corners are a little rubbed. No names or other markings in book; a tight, square copy with all of the flaws being external.
Very good in very good jacket. 224 p. 21 cm. Red cloth with black print. In mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Light shelf wear. Lacking front free endpaper. Canadian National Railways stamp at top of p. 99. Fredric Brown (1906 ┐ 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer. His first book, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won the Edgar Award for outstanding first mystery novel. It began a series starring Ed and Ambrose Hunter, in which the young man, Ed, gradually progresses as a detective under the tutelage of his uncle, an ex┐private eye now working for a carnival.
8.5 x 5.5, red cloth-like boards, 224 pp, covers lightly worn, extremities fraying, hinges loose, bookplate, contents browning else a good copy in an edge-worn, spine sunned and browned dw w/ fairly large chunk out of rear panel. FIRST ED.
Octavo, hardcover. First edition. The second Am and Ed Hunter mystery. Rubbing to board edges, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with spine color faded, some general soiling, shelf wear to spine ends and corners (with some loss), and rubbing to front flap fold and rear spine fold. (#82012)
Inscribed Inscribed by Brown on the front endpaper to Harry Altshuler; "To the guy who sold it for me, Fred Brown." This was Brown's first book and Harry Altshuler, Brown's literary agent, sold this title to Dutton. From Altshuler's library with his usual small date labels at the base of the spine panel and the top right corner of the rear panel, both of which are only partially present. Very good plus in very good dust jacket with mildly faded spine panel. A nice associational copy.
Octavo, boards. First edition. The second Am and Ed Hunter mystery and the author's second mystery novel. Some rubbing along lower board edges, a very good copy in bright, fine dust jacket which is slightly taller than the book and a vertical crease to spine panel along fold, perhaps an advance jacket. (#126387)
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