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Carr, John Dickson - Fire, Burn!

New York, Harper & Brothers, 1957. Stated first edition.  DS John Cheviot climbs into a taxi in the fog-bound London of the 1950s and disembarks from a hackney carriage in the fog-bound London of 1829!  Naturally he finds himself investigating a mystery with the brand-new London police force under Robert Peel, but can he solve a murder when the techniques he knows won't be invented for over a century?  Previous owner's name to front endpaper, small bookseller's sticker to rear endpaper, and apparent tape residue to both endpapers. DJ shows browning and there is a small open tear to the top of the spine.  $20.00.

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