First edition. Rear cloth panel lightly mottled else a near fine copy in dust jacket with light restoration to the corners and top edge of the rear panel. Sailing their schooner in the Far East two men are decoyed ashore by a signal fire on a small unknown island, and are attacked by four men upon reaching shore. One of the two men and two members of the crew are murdered, and the fourth man is left for dead. He recovers and finds on the island the murdered body of an old man. The only clue to the mystery is a page from this man's diary in which it stated that the four men have taken from him a mahogany box. Who are the four men and what's the mystery of the mahogany box? An early Crime Club title.
Inventory Number: 32255