Publication: Simon and Schuster, 1960, New York
First edition. Page edges evenly browned, else fine in dust jacket. Introduction by Ellery Queen. History is rewritten as an all-star cast of detectives are assembled to solve murders that might have happened. Murders are solved by Alexander the Great, Leonardo Da Vinci, Daniel Boone, Daniel DeFoe, and others. In our bibliomystery, Omar Khayyam solves a locked-room murder by interpreting the message the dying victim has circled with wine in a copy of the Rubaiyat. Ten historical mysteries in settings from 323 B.C. to 1871-72. An exceptional copy of a book that is becoming scarce.
Inventory Number: 43059