Collins Crime Club, London 1954. [Espionage novel] UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF of the first edition. Octavo, Publisher's wraps with printed label to upper. Some toning; very good, housed in a custom-made cloth case, titled in gilt to the spine. Scarce in this format. Secret Service thriller from the Queen of Crime; When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the intelligence agency. When the only possible lead dies in a plane crash, a British spy must persuade a potential suicide that if she must die, it may as well be in the service of her country. Item #34462
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