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    Dorothy B. Hughes. In a Lonely Place. New York: [1947]. First edition, inscribed.

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    Dorothy B. Hughes. In a Lonely Place. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1947]. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Bob-/the ending we've/discarded-film/and the written word both-/Best always-/Dorothy/B Hughes". Octavo. 217 pages. Publisher's quarter brown cloth over black paper boards, spine stamped in black, dust jacket. Jacket spine very slightly toned, some mild rubbing to jacket, some rubbing and mild scuffing to binding, endleaves toned. Still, a fine copy. This book was the basis of the 1950 film starring Humphrey Bogart.

    Hughes is considered one of the finest female hard-boiled mystery writers.

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