Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Bertha Cool was in a flap. The distinguished Mr Homer Breckinridge had been waiting twenty minutes for Donald Lam to make an appearance, and around Mr Breckinridge was the heady aroma of C-A-S-H. Then Donald appeared and in no time found himself hired to investigate an insurance claim. "Such nice, safe, respectable work", purred Bertha, "and it's up for grabs." But it didn't take Donald long to find out he was anything but safe and that he was the one up for grabs...
About the Author: Born in Malden, Massachusetts, Erle Stanley Gardner left school in 1909 and attended Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana for just one month before he was suspended for focusing more on his hobby of boxing than his academic studies. Soon after, he settled in California, where he taught himself the law and passed the state bar exam in 1911. The practise of law never held much interest for him, however, apart from as it pertained to trial strategy, and in his spare time he began to write for the pulp magazines that gave Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler their start. Not long after the publication of his first novel, The Case of the Velvet Claws, featuring Perry Mason, he gave up his legal practice to write full time. He had one daughter, Grace, with his first wife, Natalie, from whom he later separated. In 1968 Gardner married his long-term secretary, Agnes Jean Bethell, whom he professed to be the real 'Della Street', Perry Mason's sole (although unacknowledged) love interest. He was one of the most successful authors of all time and at the time of his death, in Temecula, California in 1970, is said to have had 135 million copies of his books in print in America alone.
Title: Up for Grabs
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # SONG999751193X
Book Description Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2779134964
Book Description Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2807755131
Book Description William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 999751193X Very Good with clean cover with minor shelf-wear or tearing on edges and corners. Free of highlighting and note-taking. Pages are crisp, clean and lay flat. Item is in stock and ready to ship same or next business day. Select Expedited shipping and receive your book within 3-5 business days. Buy with confidence! Please leave feedback after your purchase. It helps other buyers know we are a responsible and reliable seller. Thank you!. Bookseller Inventory # BK00013869
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P02999751193X
Book Description Morrow, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11999751193X
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Ed. Bookseller Inventory # 95577