8vo, pp. 240. Nice tight copy in little scuffed and soiled dj. A novel about a serial killer and mob hysteria in a small town. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE TIME OF THE FIRE.
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1954
Edition: First printing.
Book Description Bantam Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1954. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Printing. Good 1st Printing Stated. Mass Market Paperback, 184 pages, 284 grams/10 oz. Binding starting to crack at title pages, covers and pages still firmly attached; no crease to spine, covers, corners; rubbing to head and tail of spine and spots of rubbing on spine edges; very slight wear to cover edges and corners; age tanning, pages are not brittle; pages are clean, no marks to text, no owner information, gift messages, store stamps, remaimder marks, stains, or moisture damage. 'A small town witnesses, and repudiates, the discovery of a viciously dismembered body, but with successive murders of a quiet, worthy girl, and the local librarian, fear and suspicion lend an ugly restlessness. Police Chief Koster pursues his evidence but fails to establish any identification; Dr. Gordon, a leading citizen, is aware of the pathological nature of the crimes, but blind to his daughter, Madelon, demure and langourous in her private world of prurient fantasies; Fletcher, his friend, a scientist, devotes the intensity which can never satisfy a woman to the laboratory where he tests the sex responses of rats and hamsters. And so it is, that when Madelon attempts to seduce Fletcher, and leaves his house- disappointed and disheveled- the town finds an easy answer to the earlier crimes in Fletcher. He dies in the fire they set to his house, but provides the real solution to the maniac in their midst' Will gift wrap, no charge, just state the occasion Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 000165
Book Description Bantam, 1954. Condition: very good. mystery paperback. Seller Inventory # MPB1289
Book Description Bantam, 1955. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Appears unread, but cover is worn from storage and handling.Fast service! Please note that many once-plentiful vintage titles are becoming unavailable. Why? Because there are no more! 16 years of Web selling. Satisfaction guaranteed. Seller Inventory # 1710310009
Book Description Bantam, 1955. First Printing. Good condition. Bantam A1332. Seller Inventory # 034529
Book Description Random House, New York, New York, 1954. Hardcover--cloth. Condition: Good/Good. First printing. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 240 pages. A good, clean, hardcover with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, light foxing at the top edge, spine slightly canted; hinges and binding solid, paper clean, lightly yellowed. In a good, clean lightly edgeworn dust jacket with small chips at the folds and several short edge tears, with the original price. A nice reading copy. Seller Inventory # 3177
Book Description Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1954. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The jacket is shelf rubbed and a little edgeworn.tanning.no inscriptions.well bound.good copy.[S.K]. Seller Inventory # 50cp
Book Description Random, NY, 1954. hardcover. First Edition. Fine in lightly soiled Dust Jacket. Seller Inventory # 040393
Book Description Random House,, NY:, 1954. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First printing. Very good in a very good (light edge wear and age toning) dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 66531
Book Description Bantam Book Paperback #A1332, New York, 1955. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Ed. Near Fine in pictorial wraps with white & black lettering.Mystery about a psychological study of a small town under the great stress of a murderous sex maniac in its midst. Mystery, Vintage Paperback. Seller Inventory # 022947
Book Description New York:, Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Fine in rust colored "tweed" boards with a grey cloth shelf back with titles in red and black; in a very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear. Jacket design by Miriam Woods. A psychopathic killer roams the streets of a town at night, mutilating his victims one by one. Suspenseful thriller by the author who was very successful in the television field writing teleplays for dozens of TV series including "Playhouse 90", "Burke's Law", "Escape", "Barnaby Jones", etc. Marc Brandel was also a close friend of Patricia Highsmith, eventually becoming her fiancé. According to Hubin, this novel was the source for the 1963 Hammer film "The Maniac", but we have not been able to verify this. Seller Inventory # 679000588