Ward, Lock & Co., 1930. 8vo (5 x 7 3/8 in.) in boards with dust jacket. 318 pp. Light foxing. In original dust jacket, with clipping and tears near edges. Previous owner's writing on exterior bottom of pages. Item #4136
The horror! A rare book dealer has been murdered! Simon Grundt, formerly of the Lincoln School for the Feeble Minded, is on the case.
Harry Stephen Keeler (1890-1967) was a little-known but prolific writer and novelist whose short stories and novels have been labeled mystery and science-fiction but insistently evade the constraints of a single genre. The absurdity and intricacy of his plots, and his undying interest in the occult, disguise Keeler's critical examinations of racism and capitalism in society. Full of intricate subplots, meta-narratives, and multi-level framing mechanisms, Keeler's work is one-of-a-kind American literature.