THE MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF. Martha Grimes.

THE MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF. Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, [1981]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Review slip laid in. The author's first mystery novel and the debut of Inspector Richard Jury. "Her plots are exceedingly convoluted and clever, with adroitly placed red herrings, delicate problems of time and place, and most unexpected conclusions." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), pp. 460-2. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 321-2. Mild rubbing to edges, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some moderate soiling to the white background of the jacket and a small rub to the front panel affecting the 'T' of the THE in the title lettering. (#140500).

Price: $250.00

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