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A whiff of death by  Isaac Asimov - Paperback - First Edition 3rd. Imp. - from Cocksparrow Books and

A whiff of death

by Asimov, Isaac

Condition: VG/VG/ND

SOFTBACK SHIPPED FROM THE UK.* Edition: 1st. Thus.* Reprint 2nd.* Date of Publication: 1973 (1970)* Publisher: Sphere.* Binding and cover condition: Colour-illustrated soft card covers showing flask in the centre with two skeletal hands. No bumps or rubs. Minimal shelf wear to edges & corners. Single crease to spine & to hinge. Seems lightly used. VG* Contents condition: PRIVATE COPY NOT EX-LIBRARY. Clean, crisp, tight & bright. No annotations, inscriptions or marks to text, no other visible faults. Very slight colouration to page margins and top edge. VG* Illustrations: None.* Pages: 157 pp. text. i pp. advertisements at rear.* Product Description:- Originally published as "The Death Dealers" in 1958 (it was later re-published as A Whiff of Death, Asimov's preferred title). It is about a university professor whose research student dies while conducting an experiment. The professor attempts to determine if the death was accident, suicide or murder. It was Asimov's first non science fiction mystery novel although he had already produced several short stories which were collected in "Asimov's Mysterys."* This is a VG copy of the 1st./3rd thus with minimal shelf wear & slight age.*

The Death Dealers is a mystery novel by Isaac Asimov published in 1958 (later republished as A Whiff of Death). It is about a university professor whose research student dies while conducting an experiment. The professor attempts to determine if the death was accidental or planned.

  • Bookseller: Cocksparrow Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5934
  • Title: A whiff of death
  • Author: Asimov, Isaac
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - VG/VG/ND
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition 3rd. Imp.
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0722112521
  • ISBN 13: 9780722112526
  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Place: London UK
  • This edition first published: 1973


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