Publication: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1931, Garden City
First edition. True first edition. Published in U.K. as The Maze in 1932. Former owner's inked name on front pastedown sheet, small old water stain to bottom edge of some pages, else near fine in a bright dust jacket with light restoration to the edges. "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: 47612