Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Golf Mysteries

With Father's Day coming up, we have an excuse to send another list of books to you!

Just in time for Father’s Day, here is a small selection of mysteries involving golf for those who play the game, watch the game, or like to read about the game.

Duke, Will, Fair Prey, New York, Graphic Publishing, 1956. First edition. Paperback original. A 13-year-old boy wins the Southern California Junior Championship and continues to improve, shooting a 64 of the championship tee of the Canyon Country Club, where he works as a caddie. After graduating college, he takes a job at the pro shop while deciding about whether to turn pro. One of the members humiliates him in front of other players at the club so, when he turns up dead in the rough, he is the prime suspect. Duke is the pseudonym of William Campbell Gault. Very good copy. $25.00

Francis, Dick, To the Hilt, New York, Putnam, 1996. First U.S. edition. A Scottish painter on a remote mountain is attacked by four thugs and he realizes that four golf paintings have been stolen, all views of Pebble Beach. Another of his golf paintings has been seen by an art critic who thinks the painter could be great because he had courage. He later plays, not because of much skill, but because, he says, he "paints frustration.". Fine in dust jacket. Signed by Francis. $35.00

Fuller, Timothy, Reunion with Murder, Boston, Little, Brown, 1941. First edition. A man in a dinner jacket is found dead on the 11th tee at the Syonsett Golf Club. Fine in a bright and fresh dust jacket, which is very lightly rubbed at edges. $175.00
Another copy. Near fine. $20.00
Another copy. Good reading copy. $12.50

More After the Cut!