THE MYSTERY AND DETECTION ANNUAL 1972. Beverly Hills, CA: Donald K. Adams, 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Critical studies of Poe, Dickens, Jacques Futrelle, R. Austin Freeman, Horace McCoy, Ross Macdonald and others. Also includes the first publication of selected passages from Dashiell Hammett's unpublished story, "The Thin Man" (different from his later novel). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#81694).