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Titre : UNCLE SAM DETECTIVE .
Éditeur : Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers ., New York
Date d'édition : 1916
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, four inserted plates with illustrations by S. Edwin Megargee, Jr., original pictorial navy blue cloth stamped in tan and silver. First edition. Short stories showing the exploits of Dept. of Justice Special Agent Billy Gard. The author, in his five-page introduction, traces something of the origins of the DOJ's Bureau of Investigation (the direct forerunner of the FBI), and places his hero in the context of the world of fictional detectives, opting for realism over romance, and aligning his approach with what his now generally referred to as the police procedural. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 37. Hubin (1994), p. 254. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 D-650. Slight spine lean, else a bright, near fine copy. (#128296). N° de réf. du libraire 128296
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