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Kill this man. First edition Hank Janson book

SKU: TMIR000059
£13Price
  • Kill this Man by Hank Janson published in London by Alexander Moring in 1958. Soft cover in very good condition. Free from inscriptions.

     

    Hank Janson is both a fictional character and a pseudonym created by the English author Stephen Daniel Frances who died in 1989. Frances wrote a series of thrillers by, and often featuring, Hank Janson, beginning with When Dames Get Tough (1946). The Janson character in the novels was portrayed as a "tough Chicago reporter". Alternatively, in some of the novels, Janson is said to have been born in England, to have left the country in his teens, later obtaining American nationality and working as an assistant to a private detective.

     

    Great 1950's illustration on front. Most of these Janson books have a Vargas girl style. 

     

    In the 1950s, the authorities attempted a crack-down on allegedly obscene pulp literature, targeting the Janson books among others.Several of the Hank Janson novels were banned in the Republic of Ireland.

     

    Dimensions

    H: 17.4cm (7in)

    W: 10.8cm (4in)

    D 1.6cm (0.5in)