Publication: Simon and Schuster, 1944, New York
First edition. Author's first book. Former owner's neat bookplate on front pastedown sheet (completely covered by the front flap) else a fine bright copy in a bright dust jacket with tiny pieces of archival tape reinforcing the two front corners and two small pieces to the spine ends. Detective Mark East is summoned to an old beautiful house by a very frightened old man. A man desperately in need of a body guard. Haycraft/Queen mystery selection and an impressive debut for the author. An attractive copy.
Inventory Number: 50462