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The Speargun Murders - Baynard Kendrick
1961 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Robert Hale, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
Book has no names,inscriptions, tightly bound and square
The jacket shows no real loss, minor wear to extremities
Complete with original publishers review slip laid loosely inside
A very scarce title with great period jacket art
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Brief Biography
KENDRICK, Baynard Hardwick. Also wrote as Richard Hayward. American. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 8 April 1894. Educated at Tome School, Port Deposit, Maryland; Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, graduated 1912. Served with the Canadian Infantry in England, France, and Salonica, 1914-18: Segeant; instructor for blind veterans in World War II. Married 1) Edythe Stevens in 1919 (died), two daughters and one son; 2) Jean Morris in 1971. Secretary. Selden Cypress Door Company, Patalka, Florida, 1919-27; President, Trades Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1928; General Manager, Peter Clark Inc., New York, 1929, and Bing and Bing's Hotels, New York, 1930-32. Free-lance writer after 1932. Member, Editorial Board, Florida Hislorical Quarterly and Director. Florida Historical Society; Columnist, "Florida's Fabulous Past," Tampa Sunday Tribune, 1961-64. First President, Mystery Writers of America, 1945. Recipient: Screen Writers Guild Robert Meltzer Award, 1951; Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, 1967. Died 22 March 1977.

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