New York, Frederick Ungar, 1980. Fine in very good plus dust jacket, which shows wear with browning and two small closed tears. The great American tradition of the hard-boiled private eye is alive and well as of the 1970s, argues the author Geherin. The latter day detectives are younger and even more devoted to wisecracks, if that's possible. Cited are the works of Robert B. Parker, Roger Simon, and Andrew Bergman, among others. $15.00.