US - UK First Edition Books
This Elizabeth Dean bibliography checklist includes the crme fiction titles.
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© Classic Crime Fiction
||Issue Points - Notes
|Murder is a Collector's Item
||UK: 1939 Cassell
Set in Boston
|Murder is a Serious Business
||English Edition: 1943 Gerald Swan
Blue cloth, black lettering
|Murder a Mile High
||British Edition: 1948
Dust Jacket Artist Eric Fraser
Born in the USA in 1901, she
passed away in 1985 at the age of 84. She only wrote three mystery books
but they are well regarded. Much of the popularity lies in the setting,
that is to say the world of antiques. The author herself actually worked
in an antiques store and clearly draws heavily on the experience.
First-hand knowledge is always a bonus when it comes to background
settings and the realism created is not usually missed by the reader.
The American editions were all on the Crime Club imprint and are more
common than their UK counterparts. I believe the titles are still in
print today which is a testimony to the author who is deserving of wider
First editions in original dust jackets are rare especially so Murder is
a Collector's Item.
Emma Marsh, Hank Fairbanks and Jeff Graham. They work in the antiques
trade and much of the dialogue centres around their shop. Prose and
general banter being well above average for the genre.
Classic Crime Fiction