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1 Barry, Charles The Corpse on the Bridge
N.Y. McKinlay, Stone, and Mackenzie 1928 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket Front. Drawing 
Original red cloth on boards. A funny thing happened in the bookstore. I saw the previous owner's name scrawled in pencil and judged him to be of low-average intelligence. I wondered what had led him to buy this book, and to read it, presumably. I've told lots of people that I never read fiction since there are so many non-fiction books I want to read in the limited time I have allowed in my schedule. Out of pure curiosity I started to read, and soon came to the term, "costermonger." Since I didn't know the term, I told myself I might look it up later. The author then described Gilmartin, the detective protagonist, as "indolent," but "capable of extraordinary spurts of energy." I began to feel sorry for him because he was late, and pictured him as a roly-poly huffer-puffer about to face a dressing-down, or worse. "A tall, handsome Irishman was Gilmartin" brought me to my senses, and I continued to read. Somewhere about page 75 it was time to close the shop. I shut the book and tossed it back onto the pile to be uploaded. I still don't know what a costermonger is, but I'm re-thinking my former approach to fiction. This book has minor wear at cover foot, and has 270 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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