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WENTWORTH, Patricia
The Clock Strikes Twelve
J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, New York, 1944. First Edition. -- Condition: Very good, wear with some loss to cloth on upper corners, several light marks to boards, one or two pages over-opened, in near fine dust jacket, with unnecessary 1-2mm thin lines of colour touch-up to head of top panel and similarly small touch-ups to head and tail of spine. -- Details: A scarce example of the true first edition, in bright sharp dust jacket. A Miss Silver mystery. 'Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot' - Manchester Evening News. 'Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller' - Daily Telegraph. 'New Year's Eve, 1940, is unusual for the Paradine family. Departing from tradition, James Paradine makes a speech that changes the course of many lives. Valuable documents have disappeared. A member of the family has taken them. The culprit has until midnight to confess and return the papers' [Waterstones]. Published the following year by Hodder and Stoughton, London. Dora Amy Elles (1878-1961) was a prolific British author who wrote under the pseudonym Patricia Wentworth. -- References: Reilly, 'Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers' (1980), 1461. Cooper & Pike, 'Detective Fiction', 309. -- Octavo (book size 19.3x13.3cm), pp. 256. In publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in black with publisher's logo in black, top edge tinted black, all edges trimmed. Dust jacket priced '$2.00' to lower corner of front flap. Jacket with with minor 1-2mm thin lines of colour touch-up to head of top panel and similarly small touch-ups to head … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lok Man Rare Books. ABA/ILAB [Central, Hong Kong]
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