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The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver in his hand, the coroner's verdict was "death by accident." But Gladys Fleming had her doubts. Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand--better known just as Jeff--private detective and a pistol-collector himself, to catalogue, appraise, and negotiate ...
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Baltimore 1993 Softcover Reprint Very Good 9781882968022. A reprint of this 1953 mystery by sci-fi cult writer H. Beam Piper. Photo of the author with pipe and gun on inside ... rear cover. Col. Jefferson Davis Rand is a private detective and antique pistol collector and he is hired by a widow to investigate her husband's death inside his locked gunroom. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 243 pages. Read more Show Less

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The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver in his hand, the coroner's verdict was "death by accident." But Gladys Fleming had her doubts. Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand--better known just as Jeff--private detective and a pistol-collector himself, to catalogue, appraise, and negotiate the sale of her late husband's collection.

There were a number of people who had wanted the collection. The question was: had anyone wanted it badly enough to kill Fleming? And if so, how had he done it? Here is a mystery, told against the fascinating background of old guns and gun-collecting, which is rapid-fire without being hysterical, exciting without losing its contact with reason, and which introduces a personable and intelligent new private detective. It is a story that will keep your nerves on a hair trigger even if you don't know the difference between a cased pair of Paterson .34's and a Texas .40 with a ramming-lever.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781882968022
  • Publisher: Old Earth Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/1993
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 272

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Henry Beam Piper (March 23, 1904 – c. November 6, 1964) was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of "Paratime" alternate history tales.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    This was a very exciting mystery story. I love mysteries, and it

    This was a very exciting mystery story. I love mysteries, and it was a good one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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