Adams, Cleve F.
Price: 450.00 CAD
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1940. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1940. First Edition. Adams, Cleve F. SABOTAGE. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1940. First Edition. 8vo., 252pp. publisher's green cloth covered boards stamped in apple red on the spine & upper cover. A fine copy in a very good or better dustwrapper showing modest wear. [Dustwrapper conservation: tiny chips & closed tears have been expertly stabilized with Japanese paper, using fully reversible Methyl Cellulose]. Originally run as a 6 part serial in the 1939 issues of Detective Magazine, Adams first book introduces his number one detective Rex McBride, a tough, controversial, acerbic character who acts like a heel but ends up doing the right thing. A rather forgotten novel except in the most informed circles, Adams writes with an enviable style which make this a most sought after book. Adams wrote ten books bearing his name of which five feature McBride. He also wrote three as John Spade. $385. First Edition.