Item #4868 AND SO TO MURDER - THE PUBLISHER'S FILE COPY. Carter Dickson, pseud. of John Dickson Carr.


New York: William Morrow & Company, 1940. First Edition. A pseudonymous John Dickson Carr "whodunnit" featuring detective Sir Henry Merrival and Scotand Yard Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters. Set during the opening days of World War II, the novel is centered around a young woman hired by the film industry after her debut novel is a smashing success. While her novel is adapted for the screen, attempts are made to kill her, including one scenario where she nearly catches a face full of sulphuric acid. Hubin, p.117. Item #4868

First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); light brown cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red and dark brown on spine; dark brown topstain; dustjacket; [iv],280,[4]pp. The publisher's file copy, with "OFFICE FILE COPY" rubber-stamped at upper edge of textblock. Trivial wear to extremities, with two tiny indentations to edges of front board; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, panels a little dust-soiled, with "OFFICE FILE COPY" stamped vertically along right edge of rear panel, and a tape-mended tear directly beneath; portions of front flap text stricken, with a few holograph notes and markings to same (presumably done in-house); Very Good.

Price: $1,250.00