Vintage Mystery/Crime Fiction: The Second Man Hardcover in Dust Jacket 1956 by Edward Grierson


Title: The Second Man

Author: Edward Grierson

Description: Second printing, July 1956. Gray cloth boards with gilt on spine. Red topstain. A bit spine cocked. Interior clean. Dust jacket has small chips at head and tail of spine and at corners; a few other spots of wear; white title on spine darkened; not price clipped ($2.95). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 308, [1] pp. 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

Dust jacket designed by the American graphic designer Paul Rand.

A British courtroom drama featuring a brilliant and highly intuitive, but inexperienced, female lawyer whose flair transcends the usual rules of evidence. The Second Man won the 1956 Crossed Red Herring Award (later renamed the Golden Dagger Award) by the Crime Writers' Association of the United Kingdom for the best crime novel of the year.

Edward Grierson (1914-1975) was a Northumberland barrister and author.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
Place: New York
Year: 1956

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: fiction, crime, detective, suspense, courtroom, mystery, novel, Paul Rand, Crossed Red Herring Award, Golden Dagger Award,

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