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The Blue Hammer

by MacDonald, Ross

Condition: Fine


Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. 0394404254 Signed American first edition, first printing. Signed on front end page by author. Published in 1976. Stated first edition on copyright page. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All books are marked down 35% until February 1, 2019. Start stocking up now! . Fine.

Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Ontario, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. He died in 1983.




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