58. Chandler (Raymond) The Simple Art of Murder, first edition, original cloth, small patch of browning to upper cover, otherwise excellent, dust-jacket, spine faded, slight fraying to spine ends and corners, but otherwise an excellent copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, Boston, 1950.
est. £600 – £800
First published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Simple Art of Murder is Chandler's critique of the detective story and is now regarded as a classic of literary criticism.