London: Published for the Crime Club by Collins, 1940. [Crime Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.284 . Publisher's orange cloth with black titles to spine. Cosmological self-devouring snake bookplate to front pastedown. Small Indian bookseller's stamp to fly-leaf. Light spotting and thumbing to edges. Cloth well-worn, just starting to upper joint, with a sunned spine and rubbing and bumping to corners. Upper board slightly bowed. Good. A seaside holiday resort is terrorised by an obsessive practical joker, necessitating the intervention of private consulting detective Nigel Strangeways. Item #57123
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