Artists, Models and MURDER; [Death wields a bloody knife]


Steele, Tedd [Theodore Arthur Steele, 1922-1994]

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Steele, Tedd [Theodore Arthur Steele, 1922-1994]. Artists, Models and MURDER; [Death wields a bloody knife]. Toronto: Export Publishing Enterprises, 1946. Another Newstand Library Mystery | [First Canadian Edition, Frint Printing. pp. 141. 12mo. “Copyright Canada 1946” printed on copyright page. Illustrated card cover featuring a nude woman reclining on a sofa. Slightest crease along the spine where the cover has been opened, contents clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+. Rare in this edition. At time of cataloguing no copies apparent in OCLC. Comic Daily Book States: “When Export publishing began to produce paperbacks, first for the British market in 1946 and then for Canada in 1948, he submitted freelance novellas and two were published under his own name, Artists, Models and Murders and Trail of Vengance. Two others, Pagans and Torch of Violence, he published under pseudonyms such as David or Jack Benedict, David Forrest, or Jack Romaine and they echoed on for years in reprints, sometimes with changed titles. From the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties, Tedd was one of the original “Madmen” doing art and copy or an adversiting agency in Toronto and then became a freelance artist and writer for advertising agencies into the 1980’s.” From an interview with Nelson Ball in 1982. Softcover. (#293) $225.00