Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2001. First Limited Edition, First Printing: 1/250 (# 127) signed & numbered. Cloth. SIGNED by the Author on the page facing the title, tall 8vo (9 3/8" x 6 3/8"), black cloth with irridescent scarlet lettering on spine, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting the Reluctant one before a burning house, 246 pages +  Colophon / Crippen & Landru Ad + tipped in letter (copy) by the Author. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #5715
1/250 (# 127) signed numbered cloth copies with a photocopy of a 1987 page of notes by the author about the Lunghi series.
Michael Z. Lewin (born 1942) is an American writer of mystery fiction perhaps best known for his series about Albert Samson, a non-hardboiled private detective who operates in Indianapolis, Indiana.
THE RELUCTANT DETECTIVE includes 21 Top Tales involving "Danny" Quayle, the Lunghi detective agency, police Lt. Leroy Powder, an Intro by the Author, plus a bibliography, and other mystery pleasures,
LIMITED SIGNED EDITION in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION in all respects! No remainder marks. Includes the appended copy of a letter by the Author.