Grann, David. THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: TALES OF MURDER, MADNESS, AND OBSESSION. New York City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 350 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of non-fiction stories. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents David Grann's "The Devil And Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Muder, Madness, And Obsession". Spellbinding narrative journalism. "Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood of the United States Prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone-tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries. Reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes, who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power - and often the willful perversity - of the human spirit" (Publisher's blurb). One of the best pieces, "The Old Man And The Gun", is the basis of the fine film adaptation by Robert Redford in his final role (directed by David Lowery), with Sissy Spacek. An absolute "must-have" title for David Grann collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by David Grann. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a pristine copy of the lovely 2018 Chicago Humanities Festival Book Souvenir during which event his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist of the National Book Award in 2017 for "Killers of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth of The FBI". One of the most brilliant American writer/journalists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID GRANN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385517920. $100.00

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