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New York: Published for the Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1939. First U.S. edition. Some mild rubbing to edges of cloth, a nearly fine copy in a very good or somewhat better dust jacket, some rubbing to edges and folds, several tiny closed tears to front panel, mild shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips. Uncommon in dust jacket. (14223). Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1] 2-294, original red cloth, front cover and spine stamped in black, top edge stained red. An Inspector Hemingway novel. "Although not so popular as her Regency romances Heyer's detective novels are better crafted and more enduring. They illustrate the style of mystery writing in her time while being sufficiently original to carry her unmistakable signature." - Pederson (ed.): St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), pp. 508-510. Barzun and Taylor: A Catalogue of Crime (1989) #1744.
      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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