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Masterpieces of Mystery : The Grand Masters by  Editor  Ellery - Hardcover - 1976 - from Ravenwood Gables Bookstore and

Masterpieces of Mystery : The Grand Masters

by QUEEN, Ellery, Editor

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

Davis Publications, 1976. Very nice copy in red simulated leather binding with gilt decor and without dust jacket as issued. First several pages show a bit of wrinkling. The Grand Masters is a collection of detective stories by writers who have been recognized as Grand Masters by the Mystery Writers of America. Each story is preceded by a profile of the author by Ellery Queen. A real treat for a mystery fan. The writers in this volume include Vincent Starrett, Rex Stout, Erle Stanley Gardner, Carter Dickson, George Harmon Coxe, Georges Simenon, James M. Cain, John D. Macdonald, Ross Macdonald, Eric Ambler. 351 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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