London: The Crime Club, by Collins, 1954. [Spy novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.192. Publisher's cloth binding in dust-wrapper priced at 10/6. Edges toned, ownership signature to flyleaf, some general handling, jacket with a pressed crease to upper panel, ink letter 'P' to same; a very good copy. 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. Published as 'So Many Steps to Death' in the USA. Item #56409
Wagstaff and Poole p.205. See also Cooper and Pike; Detective Fiction.
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