Publication: Hodder and Stoughton Publishers, 1937, London
First edition. Author's first book. Inked presentation inscription on the title page by the author "To Thomas Williams, Esq. with the best wishes of the author, Clifford Witting." Spine lightly sunned else a near fine copy in dust jacket with spine somewhat darkened and with a trace of wear to the spine ends and corners. The proprietor of an English country book store starts out for a stroll one evening and runs into murder. Not only is he accused of murdering the local constable, but also barely escaped being killed by the real murderer. His assistant, a member of the bookshop and a collector of mystery stories, work together to bring the murder to justice. This U. K. edition is considered to be rare, which in our experience is very rare indeed. An excellent copy of an exceptionally rare book in collector's condition.
Inventory Number: 43441