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Malice In Wonderland NICHOLAS BLAKE

Malice In Wonderland


Other works by NICHOLAS BLAKE

Publication: The Crime Club, 1940, London

First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); reddish-orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; [1],11-284 + [3] pp ads. A few very faint spots to upper right corner of front cover, hint of foxing to text edges, else clean internally; else a near fine, bright copy in dustjacket with a jagged price-clip and remnant of a publishers' price sticker at lower front flap; gentle sunning to orange portions of spine, with a few pinpoint rubbed spots. A sharp copy of the sixth novel featuring Oxford-educated private detective Nigel Strangeways. The story is set in a holiday camp called Wonderland, which promises leisure activities and outdoor fun for the whole family, until a series of sinister pranks by a character called the "Mad Hatter" culminate in murder. Along with A Question of Proof (1935), the scarcest of Cecil Day-Lewis's pseudonymous detective novels. An exceptional copy.

Inventory Number: 49645