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A WHIFF OF DEATH

by Asimov, Isaac

Condition: Very Good to Near Fine


New York: Lancer Books, 1969. Vintage paperback, Lancer 74-545; one of the Grand Masters of science fiction switches genres to create a mystery of murder on a college campus; originally issued in 1958 as "The Death Dealers"; text is clean, tight, square, slightly age-tanned in pictorial wrappers showing some slight age-discoloration to spine and back cover, minimal surface and edgewear.. First Printing, First Edition Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine.

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.




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