Publication: Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc, 1934, Garden City
First U. S. edition. Originally published in the U. K. using the title Silence Of A Purple Shirt. Fine, bright copy in an attractive, bright dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, fore-corners, and bottom edge of rear cover. Murder and a kidnapping among the English Nazis laid against a most timely political background. Detective Nicholas Slade and his cockney sidekick, Alfred Hicks try to solve the mystery of the murder of a Purple Shirt member killed most probably by a Brown Shirt of Hitlerism. The author clearly has opinions about the forthcoming battle now known as World War II. An attractive copy of an early Crime Club mystery.
Inventory Number: 43940