Mortal Consequences

A History -- From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel



by Julian Symons

Harper & Row, Publishers, New York. 1972. Hardcover in dust jacket. 269 pages. (5¾ X 8½). Symons provides an entertaining history of mystery fiction. Symons was always one of Britain’s best mystery critics. Recommended.


Schocken Books, New York. 1973. Trade paperback. 269 pages. (4½ X 7). Reprint edition of the Harper & Row hardcover.



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