Publication: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, 1941, New York
First edition. The third Tecumseh Fox mystery. Signed and dated in the year of publication on the front fly leaf by Rex Stout. Also a review copy with the review slip laid-in. Fine in dust jacket lightly sunned on the spine and with light restoration to the spine ends and top edges of the front cover. Violin virtuoso Jan Tusar committed suicide directly after his performance at Carnegie Hall. From the start, private investigator Tecumseh Fox was suspicious .... the two eyewitnesses saw far too much, a second suicide note vanished, the victim's prize Stradivarius was encased in mystery, and cryptic messages suddenly began to arrive from the Nazis! Then Fox's strange case burst at the seams when a broken Ming vase became the missing piece to a bloody puzzle of deception, passion and murder. A lovely copy.
Inventory Number: 43037