Octavo, 216pp. This story was the 1947 winner of the $1,000 Red Badge Mystery Prize, and, I believe, the author's only work of fiction. Paper mildly age-toned else very good in lightly edge-rubbed grey cloth, without a dustjacket. This copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: "On behalf of the good neighbor policy -- to my very nice ones -- Cappy & Anneli from Helen Steeers Burgess". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: DEATH WILL FIND ME
Publisher: Dodd, Mead
Publication Date: 1947
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Dodd, Mead & Company, 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1947. Hardcover. First ed. First Printing. Scarce First ed in Particularly scarce DJ. (NOTE: The Bright spot at top front of cover of DJ is from the camera flash reflection and is not a flaw of the book.) $1000.00 Red Badge Prize Mystery. (Awarded twice each year). Previous years winners include Hugh Pentecost, Christianna Brand, Franklin Pell ("Hangman's Hill.) There is a list of all the winners to date on page opposite title page. Also includes some details of how the contest works. "The mystery concerns two young couples on a college reunion weekend. Tempo quickens as the tension mounts. The dim undertone of tragedy becomes a violent reality at the characters move all unconsciously toward the shocking but inevitable climax." The story is intriguingly told from both of the young couple's points of View. Sally's begins and ends the book, with John's narrative placed in the middle. This is the author's first novel. An attractive copy with minor chipping and edgewear at top and bottom of DJ Spine and along the bottom edge. Scarce First ed. in Very Scarce DJ. Some age-toning on pages as per usual.Inside DJ Flaps are quite nice and clean. $2.50 original price is in tact. Back Flap also has $2.50 price in tact--but that may apply to Agatha Christie's Poirot novel, "The Labors of Hercules" which is described and promoted here. Dodd, Mead and Company was Christie's American publisher. Book is protected by a transparent Brodart. G+ in G+ Dust Jacket. An excellent Collectible. Seller Inventory # 10085
Book Description Dodd, Mead & Company, 1947., New York, 1947. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends and extremities. Two couples on a college reunion weekend become involved in a tragic murder and emotions and tempers begin to flare as the tension mounts. Winner of the 1947 Red Badge Prize Mystery Story award. Seller Inventory # 41817