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ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END

ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END

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ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END

by Robert Colby, Owen Dudley

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[ROBERT COLBY, DUDLEY DEAN MCGAUGHEY]. ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END. Ace Books, New York, 1956. First Edition. True First Edition Ace # D-195 with the original 35 cents price on the cover. Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread, with micro-chips , creases to extremities typical of pulp fiction paperbacks of this age, pages are clean, bright and binding tight. Overall a about fine copy. Scarce signature on the copyright page of The Quaking Widow by author Robert Colby. This is the first novel by author Robert Colby and considered one of his best. Colby wrote at least 17 novels and numerous short stories including Ace Doubles; In a Vanishing Room, Kill Me a Fortune, Murder Mistress, Gold Medal books; The Captain Must Die, The Deadly Desire, Secret of the Second Door, The Star Trap. Colby was a regular contributor to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine from the 1960s-1980s. Bound with the novel The Deep End by Owen Dudley who also went by the names Dudley Dean and Dean Owen, he was a prolific author who began writing dime novel westerns in the 1930s for pulp magazines; Cowboy Stories, Thrilling Western, Ranch Romances, Action Stories, Complete Western Book and many more pulp magazines of the day. He wrote in several genres including crime noir, detective fiction and adult soft core "sleaze" fiction under the name Dean McCoy, many books were published for Beacon Books including Sexbound and The Friendship Club. Cover art by Harry Barton. As of this writing this is the only known copy of this title signed by author Robert Colby. Classic hardboiled noir pulp fiction, signed collectible. 172 pgs + 148 pgs. 16mo.

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Bookseller
Astro Trader Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1000-162
Title
ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END
Author
Robert Colby, Owen Dudley
Illustrator
Harry Barton
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Ace Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1956
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Robert Colby, Owen Dudley, Dudley Dean, Dean Owen, Harry Barton
Bookseller catalogs
Pulp Fiction; Mystery / Crime Detective;
Size
16mo

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First Edition
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