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Book cover ofThe Best of William Irish
  • Author: William IRISH
  • Publisher: J B Lippincott
  • Published: 1960
  • Description: Hardback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Omnibus
  • Ref: 13382
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This is a first US edition hardback.  In very good condition for its age.  Bumped at head and tail of book spine.  Age tanning to pages making them rather brown but still eminently readable.  Rough cut leading edges (common in US publications).  The dust jacket is complete, still shows the price but it showing signs of wear to the extremities.  Crease at bottom right-hand corner of front cover and also at top of front panel adjacent to the spine.  The rear panel is somewhat grubby and stained and there is a small closed tear at the top.

There appears to be confusion over the publication date of this book – the copyright dates of the stories range from the 1930s to the 40s, but according to the Library of Congress the publication date is 1960.

SYNOPSIS:  “Any William Irish story is synonymous with suspense; and Irish at his best is sheerest excitement – as this collection proves.  In it are two classic novels *Phantom Lady and *Deadline at Dawn; and six stories *After-Dinner Story; *The Night Reveals; *An Apple a Day; *Marihuana, *Rear Window and *Murder.

In each of them the author delves into the secret life of the city to create a grim and thrilling world where real people move in a pervasive atmosphere of danger…”