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The Needle's Kiss. by Austin J. Small

The Needle's Kiss.

by Austin J. Small

Publication: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1929, Garden City

First U. S. edition. Near fine in a bright and attractive dust jacket with a small closed tear to bottom edge of front panel that has been restored on the verso with a small piece of cellophane tape. A Yellow Peril mystery originally published in the U. K. as by "Seamark." using the title DOWN RIVER. Set in London, a hideous menace confronts the Thames River Police, when grappling hooks bring up a body from the river that bears all the marks of a diabolically clever and cruel drug lord. This drug lord has long been suspected to be the head of the dope smuggling ring that has plagued London for some time. But it's difficult for Scotland Yard to prove their suspicions. An early and quite scarce Crime Club mystery title.

Inventory Number: 47611