New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1934. First Edition. Wall Street mystery featuring Dr. Hiram Arthur, an engineer-turned-private investigator who serves the upper echelons of Manhattan's financial district. After a financier is murdered in his private office, "wily old Dr. Arthur and his team of voluptuous secretaries tangle with the carefully non-committal suspects (bankers, in-laws, office manager, and a Bolivian revolutionists' envoy), until one of them is not so non-committal as he thought he was" (from front flap). Uncommon in dustjacket; OCLC notes 7 holdings in the U.S. Hubin, p.112. Item #4301
First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); purple moiré cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; light green topstain; dustjacket; [vi],305,pp. Upper corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with a shallow chip to upper right corner of crown; contents clean; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with a hint of sunning to spine, some light wear along upper edge and flap folds, a few tiny tears, and corresponding shallow loss to upper right corner of spine panel; Very Good+.