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John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1926. [Mystery novel] FIRST EDITION, first impression. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.304; [8], ads. Elegantly hand-bound in half burgundy calf over matching cloth sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with traditional raised bands, original cloth covers preserved at rear, top edge tinted red. Contents clean but for a few light spots of foxing to prelims, exterior as new. A near fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Forester's masterpiece of suspense. A middle-aged bank clerk with a mountain of debt and an extravagant wife commits a murder in secret. Later, a profitable investment brings him a fortune. Haunted by his crime, he suffers an ironic fate in an excellent final twist. Basis for the Charles Laughton film. Item #67424

A Hubin- listed crime title, and a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone of detective fiction.

Price: £475.00

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