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Jim Hanvey, Detective by  Octavus Roy Cohen

Jim Hanvey, Detective

by Octavus Roy Cohen

First edition. Original green cloth, titles stamped in orange on front cover and spine, 283 pp. Light wear to spine ends, else a very good copy lacking the elusive dust jacket. Seven short stories that feature Jim Hanvey, Detective. Queen's Quorum 70 says "In 1923, one of America's most popular magazine writers created a detective of gargantuan figure with a huge chin and short fat legs. His chief recreation, when he wasn't just resting with his shoes off, was the movies where, being a supreme sentimentalist, he wept and suffered with the emoting actors on the screen. Fish-eyed, always smoking atrocious black cigars and wearing a golden tooth-pick, this regular-guy gumshoe befriended all criminals who had returned to the strait-and-narrow --- the friend and yet the terror of crooks from coast to coast" .

Inventory Number: 37496