PAPERBACK ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION, Mentor Book's New American Library #451-ME1689, First Printing October 1978, First Edition, First Printing, so stated, no previous hardcover. Cover Blurb: "Contains fifteen stories starring America's most famous private eyes including: Sam Spade, Ellery Queen, Philip Marlowe, Perry Mason, Lew Archer and Nero Wolfe." The following contents include Sleuth and Story Title: NICK CARTER in 'A Clever Little Woman' by "The Author of Nick Carter"; RACE WILLIAMS in 'Knights of the Open Palm' by Carroll John Day; SAM SPADE in 'To Many Have Lived' by Dashiell Hammett; THE SHADOW in 'Death Shows the Way' a radio script by Tom McKnight and Jerry Devine; PHILIP MARLOWE in 'Red Wind' by Raymond Chandler; ELLERY QUEEN in 'The Adventure of the Mad Tea-Party' by Ellery Queen; DAN TURNER in 'The Lake of the Left-Hand Moon' by Robert Leslie Bellem; SUSAN DARE in 'Introducing Susan Dare' by Mignon G. Eberhart; JERRY WHEELER in 'Angel Face' by Cornell Woolrich; HILDEGARDE WITHERS in 'The Riddle of the Twelve Amethysts' by Stuart Palmer; NERO WOLFE in 'Bullet For One' by Rex Stout; PERRY MASON in 'The Case of the Irate Witness' by Erle Stanley Gardner; MICHAEL SHAYNE in 'The Reluctant Client' by Brett Halliday; LEW ARCHER in 'Midnight Blue' by Ross MacDonald; MACK BOLAN, THE EXECUTIONER in 'Willing To Kill' by Don Pendleton; and with the 'Introduction' and 'Some Suggestions for Further Reading' by the editors William Kittredge, Steven M. Krauzer. Original $2.25 cover price. Disc: Paperback, 414 pages, 18 cm.
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October 1978 : USA Paperback