Daly, Carroll John
Title THE MYSTERY OF THE SMOKING GUN
Book Condition Very good only with the spine a trifle shaken, faded and slanted, wear and mild abrasion to the shelf edges, spine ends mildly frayed, corner crease to front free endpaper; lacking dust jacket.
Edition First U.S. edition, first printing.
Publisher New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1936.
Seller ID 32689.00
Pulpmeister Daly, creator of the immortal Race Williams, acknowledged inventor of the hardboiled school of detection, in the book-length debut of another of his remarkable urban cowboy gumshoes, Satan Hall. Preceded by a 1935 U.K. issue from Hutchinson.