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The Shaggy Dog and Other Murders

First Edition


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First edition of The Shaggy Dog and Other Murders by Fredric Brown.

Octavo, 188pp. Turquoise hardcover, title on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Clean text throughout, faint toning to endpapers, an exceptional example. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, price clipped, bright illustrations, touch of shelf wear back cover. An attractive example of this scarce first edition.

Fredric Brown was an American science fiction, mystery, short fantasy and black comedy writer. His first novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won an Edgar Award for outstanding mystery novel. Another novel, The Screaming Mimi, was adapted into a film in 1958. He is widely considered one of the best Science Fiction Writers of the 20th Century. Fredric Brown died in 1972, having published over 100 works of fiction. Since his death, many of his early pulp novels have been republished and have found a cult following.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.


First Edition

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Brown | Fredric