London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1955. [Detective novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.192. Publisher's red cloth with titles and imprint in black to spine. Dust-jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill, priced at 10/6. Book is very clean with minor offset browning to endpapers, jacket panels a little dusty, lightly marked with some wear at crown. Later ink price of 4/- to flap. Very good indeed. A typical day in the life of our Belgian detective, who arrives at a luncheon party to discover his host and other guests by the swimming pool, their attention focused on a woman holding a revolver standing over a dying man... Published as 'Murder After Hours' in the USA. Item #53963
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