New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Edition, First Printing, Second State. Octavo, 304 pages; VG/VG; spine olive with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50'; dust jacket has mild rubbing, primarily to head and tail of spine, small scratch near publisher's name on spine; First American edition, second state, with '1948' blacked out on copyright page, 'A-Y' code; with loose ANS by John Dickson Carr, 'in memory of Baker Street and of a strong Sherlock Holmes quiz'; shelved case 13.
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John Dickson Carr (1906-1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published using the pseudonyms Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. During 1950, his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle earned Carr the first of his two Special Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America; the second was awarded during 1970, in recognition of his 40-year career as a mystery writer. He was also presented the MWA's Grand Master award during 1963. Carr was one of only two Americans ever admitted to the British Detection Club. [wikipedia]