First U. S. edition. Author's first book. Fine, bright, square copy in a fine, bright, fresh dust jacket. Illustrated by Sydney Seymour Lucas. Magda Warwick is found murdered, and suspicion fastens upon the lovely actress Martella Baring, who has no explanation and no defense to offer. While the London theater provides the background for murder, the murderer is caught with the help of a rewritten play. The basis for the 1930 film MURDER! directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starred Herbert Marshall and Norah Baring. An exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 40274