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Persons Unknown. An Exercise In Detection. by  Philip. Macdonald

Persons Unknown. An Exercise In Detection.

by Philip. Macdonald

First edition. True first edition. Published in U.K. as The Maze in 1932. Former owner's inked name at top of front free fly leaf, else fine in a bright dust jacket. "Here, for the first time, is a mystery story that places you in a position of complete equality with the detective--in this case the famous Colonel Anthony Gethryn," says the front cover of the dust jacket. 20th Century Crime & Mystery Writers says, "---Macdonald made his views clear before writing Persons Unknown, stating that he proposed "a due and proper unfolding to the reader of the tale and of the relevant pieces, however small, of the puzzle...the ideal detective story is a sort of competition between author and reader." Attractive copy of a Crime Club mystery.

Inventory Number: 46963

$575.00