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The French Key. by Frank. Gruber

The French Key.

by Frank. Gruber

Publication: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, 1940, New York

First edition. Author's first mystery. Introduces Johnny Fletcher & Sam Cragg. A fresh, near fine, tight copy with bright red top-staining in a bright, unfaded, price-clipped dust jacket with light restoration to spine ends and corners. Johnny Fletcher returns to his hotel room and finds it locked by means of a French key for non-payment of his rent. He manages to circumvent the manager and get into his room, only to find a dead man and an unusual gold coin. An attractive copy of the first Johnny Fletcher mystery.

Inventory Number: 41499