Murder with Southern Hospitality
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Date Published: Circa 1942
Book Id: 36467
191pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. Publisher's blue stain on the text block edges. Very good. The covers are subtly rubbed and creased. The bottom fore edge and the bottom edge of the text block are very lightly moisture stained. The bottom fore edge corners of the pages throughout the first third of the book are lightly damp stained as well. The largest stains are 2 inches tall by 1 inch wide. Browned pages.
A Dell Book. Dell 505. Cover painting by Bob Stanley. Map Back. Numerous well-known authors had their books reprinted as Dell Map Backs such as Rex Stout, David Dodge, Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett. According to William H. Lyles, author of Putting Dell on the Map: A History of the Dell Paperbacks, "Dell achieved more variety than any of its early competitors. It did so, at first, with an instantly identifiable format of vibrant airbrushed covers for its predominantly genre fiction, varying 'eye-in-keyhole' logos, maps on the back covers, lists of the books' characters, and 'tantalizer-pages.'"