New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951. First edition.
Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951. First edition. Elisabeth Sanxay Holding wrote romantic novels during the 1920s, but after the stock market crash in 1929, she turned to the more lucrative genre of the detective novel. From 1929 through 1954, she wrote eighteen detective novels, which sold well and earned her significant praise for her style and character development. Holding was much admired during her day. Raymond Chandler, one of the top writers of detective fiction during its golden age of 1920–1940, said of Holding that she was “the top suspense writer of them all.”
10mo in burgundy hardcovers with white and red DJ in brodart; VG/G; some soiling on DJ; good binding; paper and text clean; pp. 177; shelved in Mystery Special Collection, Dupont.