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The Shadow Of Evil. by Charles J. Dutton

The Shadow Of Evil.

by Charles J. Dutton

Publication: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1930, New York

First edition. Former owner's neat bookplate, else fine in price-clipped dust jacket with one tiny chip to top edge of front panel and one tiny chip to head of spine. Set in the midwest, a woman is found dead in a parked car, the verdict is death by stroke. Later a prominent clergyman is found dead in his study, and the verdict is the same, death by stroke. An autopsy was ordered and both victims were poisoned with a poison that acted within five minutes. The baffling fact was that no one had any opportunity to administer the rare poison.

Inventory Number: 25949