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Nipped in the Bud, A Miss Withers Mystery
New York: The M S Mill Company and William Morrow Company, 1951 283+[i ad] pages. Small octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth boards with red lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Inscribed by author and early "Baker Street Irregular" For P M stone and Ned Guymon on the dedication page whom the book was dedicated by the author. first edition.In comedy, timing is everything. If Tony Fagan were a better comic, perhaps he would've known when to keep his mouth shut. After weeks of jokes at the expense of businessman Winston H. "Junior" Gault, the sponsor of Fagan's television show, Fagan is found with his head bashed in, and Gault is charged with the murder. The case seems open and shut, but Gault has the money to buy himself an acquittal. The only witness against him is Ina Kell--a small-town dreamer who came to New York to find fame--and she's disappeared. It's up to Hildegarde Withers, a retired schoolteacher with expertise in solving crime, to find the vanished witness. Ina may have come to New York seeking excitement, but she didn't deserve to get caught in the line of fire.The Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) is an international literary society formed to promote the study and enjoyment of the stories of Sherlock Holmes. Although formal membership is limited, The Baker Street Irregulars publishes the widely-read Baker Street Journal, the society's publication of Sherlockian scholarship. The BSI has sponsored Sherlockian events open to the public throughout the United States and created a book division which has 40 separate titles to date, primarily of Sherlockian scholarship, sold worldwide. Further, the BSI has established a public archive at the Houghton Library at Harvard University, collecting correspondence and other Irregular publications, and memorabilia, relating to the history of the BSI. This was all achieved by scores of dedicated and talented volunteers who, thankfully, do not take themselves too seriously.Condition:Inscribed and signed by the author on front free flyleaf to Early Baker Street Irregular P M Stone with a whimsical drawing of a penguin. Inscribed by Ned Guymon, also a "Baker Street Irregular, on the dedication page. Spine ends lightly rubbed with bump to heal and heal corners. Jacket slightly chipped at head and heal else a very good copy in like jacket.
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