Item #5002 DEATH WALKS IN EASTREPPS. pseud. of John Leslie Palmer, Hilary Adam St. George Saunders.


New York: The Mystery League, Inc., 1931. First American Edition. Attractive copy of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and early serial killer novel that author Vincent Starrett magnanimously cited as "one of the ten greatest detective novels ever written." Hubin, p.28; Pronzini & Muller, p.52. Item #5002

First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); black cloth, with titling and publisher's logo stamped in green on spine and front cover; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; [8],9-284,[4]pp. Slight forward lean, spine ends gently nudged, with minute wear to lower right corner of front board; content clean; Near Fine. In the uncommon trial dustjacket, lacking text on the flaps and rear panel, and retaining the finished cover art, though with the spine lettering and skull printed in orange instead of teal; lightly edgeworn, spine lettering a little sunned, with dust-soil to rear panel, and a few tiny nicks and tears; Very Good+. Publisher's promotional bookmark laid in.

Price: $500.00