Author: LACY, Ed Title: Room to Swing Publication: New York: Harper and Brothers, (1957). About fine in near fine dustwrapper that is trimmed about.
25 shorter than the book. Suspense novel about black private eye Toussaint Moore in dicey circumstances as he investigates in Southern Ohio and Kentucky. The 1958 Edgar Award winner for Best Novel. Ed Lacy was the pseudonym of Leonard S.Zinberg, who was white (but married to a black woman). Some of his work was published as being by a black man. He is credited with creating Moore as "the first credible African-American PI" character in fiction.
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