Publication: New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1937,
First edition. Near fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with light wear to head of spine. The dog barked at the beautiful porcelain fish and Brade knew then how tragic the affair was. He took the case because he had come down to the murder scene to buy the precious little Chinese object. He had stayed because he was the only one who understood the characters of the many odd people involved and the only one who seemed worried by the handkerchief and the absence of dust. The death of a great political figure is in itself sensational. His death in a fine country home, surrounded by fox-hunting people on one hand and radical literary people on the other made it even more sensational. It was a case that required the finest skill, the most delicate tact and Brade had those qualities.
Inventory Number: 47614