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Donald K. Adams (ed.) - Mystery and Detection Annual 1972

Beverly Hills, CA, Donald Adams, 1972.  Stated first printing.  Near fine in very good dust jacket, the latter of which shows small open tears, some staining to rear panel, and a faded spine.  This hardcover annual is dedicated to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, generally credited with creating detective fiction with his character C. Auguste Dupin.  Other writers cited in the text include Ross Macdonald, Horace McCoy, Dashiell Hammett, and others. $20.00.