Murder is My Business

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Author: Halliday, Brett (1904-1977) [Pseudonym for Davis Dresser]

Year: 1945

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co

Place: New York


208 pages Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in publisher's original blue cloth with dark blue lettering to spine and decorative blue vignette to cover in original jacket. First edition.

Prolific American writer, who published from 1939 to 1976 more than 60 mystery novels that featured the private detective Michael Shayne. Dresser wrote under several pseudonyms but his fame rests on these books written under the name Brett Halliday. His protagonist is a red-headed, wisecracking pulp hero, who follows his own code of right and wrong. The novels have been translated into several languages (among others into Finnish), made into motion pictures, television series, and radio plays. Legendary private eye Mike Shayne travels to Texas to investigate a hit-and-run killing that's been laid at the feet of one of El Paso's richest businessmen.


Darkening to spine head. Jacket 1" x 1" loss to spine head, 1" x 1/4" loss to spine heal else a very good copy in a good to very good jacket.

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