London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's light blue cloth with black titles to spine and upper; spine and extremities faded, edges dusty, slight lean; markings to paste downs. In orange dustwrapper, head and tale of spine frayed with a couple of chips, extremities rubbed, fingermarks. A sound copy, unusual in dustwrapper which shows quite well. John Gillam was a gambler. John Gillam faced financial ruin and was the victim of a sinister blackmail attempt. John Gillam is now dead. In this exceptional mystery, Dr Thorndyke is brought in to untangle the secrecy surrounding the death of John Gillam, a man not known for insanity and thoughts of suicide. Item #24580
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