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    Leslie H. Whitten. INSCRIBED. Progeny of the Adder. Garden City: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. First edition. Presentation copy with a full page signed inscription by Whitten dated 22 March 1965 to "Miss --- . / whose court helped / teach me what little / authentic law there is / in this book ..." Octavo, cloth. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing to black ink at spine ends and corner tips. A much better copy the usually found.

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    Vampire novel cited by Stephen King in Danse Macabre as one of the "particularly important" modern horror novels. "An adroit, exciting mix of the police procedure novel with the horror story." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature: 4-326. "A suspenseful and original vampire story whose borrowings from the police procedural are carefully integrated and essential to sustaining the suspension of disbelief. Progeny of the Adder is a prototype for novels that include Gallagher's Valley of the Lights, Strieber's The Wolfen, and countless inferior vampire detective stories written in its wake." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-391.

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