Roosevelt | Elliott

The Hyde Park Murder

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The first edition of The Hyde Park Murder by Elliott Roosevelt, inscribed to his son, David Roosevelt.

Octavo, 231pp. Black hardcover. Stated “first edition” with a full number line. Publisher’s near fine dust jacket, light sunning to spine, a bright example.

Inscribed on the front endpaper: “For David: With lots of love from Mom + myself – Hope you enjoy this newest of the mystery stories. Elliott Roosevelt / 24th June, 1985.”

Elliott Roosevelt (1910-1990) was the son of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. He served as a U.S. Army Air Corps officer during World War II, earning the rank of Brigadier General. Elliott had a tumultuous personal life marked by multiple marriages and struggles with alcoholism. Despite his familial connections, he often found himself at odds with his parents, particularly his father, due to their differing political views and his own rebellious nature. Elliott Roosevelt authored several books, including a series of detective novels and memoirs recounting his experiences in the military and his relationship with his famous parents. Eight of the novels were published during his lifetime, with the remaining sixteen after his death in 1990, which were completed by his friend, William Harrington.

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Location Published

New York


St. Martin's Press


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Roosevelt | Elliott

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