Publication: Ives Washburn, Inc, 1958, New York
First U.S. edition. Light foxing to a few pages and to fly-leafs else fine in moderately foxed dust jacket with light wear to toe of lightly sunned spine. Apparently no one, including Det. Supt. Manton, saw the defendant in a murder trial shot through the heart just as he was about to give important evidence. But why did Maisie Jenks scream out seconds before the gun went off? And why did a juror run out of the courtroom seconds after the victim lay dead on the floor, the revolver beside him? Insp. Manton;s investigation of these very baffling circumstances provides a new and ingenious mystery that unfolds at a fast pace.
Inventory Number: 13309