Murder at the ABA – Isaac Asimov (1976) (1st ed)


Murder at the ABA – Isaac Asimov (1976) (1st ed)


One of Asimov’s non-scifi works. A classic murder mystery involving the world of bookselling and publishing, in its first edition.

Title: Murder at the ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, 1976. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Good. Slight wear and creasing to dust jacket, very slight foxing to top edge. Deckle edges. 230pp., app 8″ by 5″.

SKU: asimov-murder-aba Categories: , Tag:

About the book (from jacket flap):

So second-string writer Darius Just is forced to ruminate when murder rears its ugly head within the glamorous world of publishing. For amidst the brouhaha of a convention of American Booksellers, Just’s one-time protege (now best-selling author) Giles Devore manages to pull off the publicity stunt of all time: turning up dead.

Convinced that his own sin of omission may have set off a bitter chain of circumstances that caused the death, Just searches out motives to establish a case for murder. And as he does so, his path crosses with all sorts of unsavory types – including one Isaac Asimov, who himself comes under suspicion….

A wonderfully woven, old-fashioned tale of murder in which the pen is indeed proved to be mightier than the sword.