Publication: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928,
First edition. Second state with words, "Copyright, 1927, 1928," appearing on the copyright page. Former owner's inked name & address on front and rear fly leaf, else a fine, bright, square copy in price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners, and to the extremities. All five children of a very wealthy New York family who live with their invalid mother in a walled-in mansion near the East River are brutally murdered. By using his unique psychological methods of deduction, Philo Vance reveals the killer.
Inventory Number: 46986