London: Faber and Faber, 1987. Irene von Treskow (jacket illustration). First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by the author. Used - Good/Very Good. Black cloth boards with white lettering to spine; some softening to head/tail of spine; dents and scratches to rear board. Text block toned from age. Clean and unmarked. Binding tight and square. Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. 14 x 22 cm. 314 pp. / Very Good. Some shelfwear. Scratches and dents to rear cover. Lower left corner of rear cover is also worn and frayed, repaired with book tape. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #11461
The New York Review of Books has called Paul Auster’s work “one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature.” Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, this uniquely stylized triology of detective novels begins with City of Glass, in which Quinn, a mystery writer, receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night. He’s drawn into the streets of New York, onto an elusive case that’s more puzzling and more deeply-layered than anything he might have written himself. In Ghosts, Blue, a mentee of Brown, is hired by White to spy on Black from a window on Orange Street. Once Blue starts stalking Black, he finds his subject on a similar mission, as well. In The Locked Room, Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.