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Average Jones by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Average Jones

by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Publication: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1911, Indianapolis

First edition. Cloth lightly rubbed at fore-edge of front panel, else a near fine, bright, clean copy lacking the elusive dust jacket. Pseudonym of Adrian Van Reypen Egerton Jones. Queen's Quorum 48 says "According to the anonymous author of the dust wrapper blurb on the first edition, Average Jones is 'the cleverest detective since Sherlock Holmes. Everything about the book is refreshingly original. Humor is as strong as mystery. Adventure is emphasized above sensation. Instead of the ghastly and the grewsome, here is an entertainment always gay, brisk, and fascinating.' The blurb-writer was over-enthusiastic, yet more accurate than most of his craft." Eleven short stories that feature Average Jones as the detective. This is an uncommon book and is Queen's Quorum title # 48.

Inventory Number: 33285