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GREGORY, Jackson
The Third Case of Mr. Paul Savoy - Inscribed
Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London, 1934. First English Edition. -- Condition: Very good, usual toning to spine, minor rubbing to corners and spine ends, in near fine dust jacket with light soiling and two short tears to rear panel. -- Details: Wonderfully inscribed English first edition in a superb example of the rare dust jacket designed by Frank Sherwin. 'Hi! Bob Hunt - Met that fine upstanding dad of yours & he said that some times in an idle moment you read a book of mine. - Careful, Kid; dont start in with too many bad habits at your age. Anyhow, here's luck - Jackson Gregory' 'The Third Case' as described by the publisher - "To Sylvester Paradene, eccentric and sinister millionaire, the 'Sport of Kings' was a manhunt, with the criminal, preferably a murderer, doubling and twisting in his efforts to elude the hounds of the law, and with Mr. Paradene, chuckling, looking on. So, to an isolated mountain mansion in California Mr. Paradene invited a group of potential 'hunted' and two 'hunters' - Paul Savoy and Detective Gateway. Then Mr. Paradene baited his delightful trap with a $50,000 emerald, and waited. He was looking for murder and he got it, three-fold but neither Paradene nor the murderer reckoned with Paul Savoy, who in his own brilliant fashion solves a murder case that is among the most baffling in current fiction." [from the American edition] Jackson Gregory was an American teacher, journalist, and writer. Jackson became a prolific writer of western and detective stories, and authored more than 40 fiction novels and a number of short stories. Several of his ta … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lok Man Rare Books. ABA/ILAB [Central, Hong Kong]
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