Click to enlarge

A SHOT IN THE DARK + THE SHELL GAME Richard Powell 1st TP OMNIBUS

A SHOT IN THE DARK + THE SHELL GAME both by Richard Powell. Eureka, CA; Stark House Press; 2008. 1st omnibus trade paperback edition.

Two wise-cracking Florida mysteries from the author of The Philadelphian. "Rich in some of the most amusing dialogue to be found in any field." -Anthony Boucher New introduction by the author's daughter, Dorothy Powell Quigley.

Richard Powell was born on November 28, 1908, in Philadelphia. He graduated from Princeton University and began work at a police reporter, writing fiction in his spare time. After selling a few stories, he joined an ad agency, then turned to writing mysteries, beginning with the successful Arab & Andy Blake series. After serving in WWII on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s staff, he moved his family—wife Marian and two children—to Florida, where he produced more mysteries. Powell turned to writing mainstream novels beginning with The Philadelphian in 1957, and to date there have been four films made from his books. He died on December 8, 1999, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Fine.


shp15Regular price: $14.95Sale price: $7.00