THE QUEEN'S AWARDS 1946: the winners of the first annual detective short-story contest sponsored by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Edition: First printing
Boston: Little, Brown, 1946. Octavo, yellow cloth. Yellowing and light foxing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has yellowing and sunning to spine, light sunning to margins of front panel, rear panel and flap folds yellowed; VG otherwise. Contains "An Error in Chemistry" by William Faulker (its first book appearance). It was one of the second prize winners, first prize going to Manly Wade Wellman. Also contains "Find the Woman" by Canada-born Kenneth Millar ("Ross MacDonald"). First book publication of this, his first published short story. Also contains stories by Manning Coles, Philip MacDonald, Anthony Gilbert, Ngaio Marsh, Michael Innes, and others. The first volume in this distinguished series.