"A KNOCKABOUT QUALITY… THAT SETS IT APART": THEROUX'S SCARCE MURDER IN MOUNT HOLLY
THEROUX, Paul. Murder in Mount Holly. London: Alan Ross, 1969. 12mo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.
Scarce first edition of Theroux's early, comic work.
"There is no mistaking the atmosphere or characters of Theroux's fiction for anyone else's… There is a knockabout quality about the early Murder in Mount Holly that sets it apart" (The Spectator). This elusive work, long out of print, was only published in the United Kingdom. Vinson, 1356.
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket with offsetting to flaps, slight separation of lamination at joints, and most minor rubbing to extremities. A near-fine copy.