Remember the movie ‘Fletch?’ Or are you a fan of the series? Written by Gregory McDonald, it’s one of those series that most crime fiction fans have heard of, but not so many have read. Anyway, McDonald’s first book was Running Scared, published in 1964. You don’t see copies of it very often and you sure don’t see signed copies.

It’s octavo, in laminated red paper boards. Cover price on the jacket is $4.50, on the inside front fold. The jacket itself is prone to shelfwear, but not particularly fragile. Publisher was Ivan Oblensky and the first printing slug is clearly stated on the copyright page.