LAUGHING DEATH. Walter C. Brown.

LAUGHING DEATH

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1932. First Edition. A superb copy of the second Detective Stephen Harper mystery, a "yellow peril" novel set in New York City. The novel has everything going for it: death, dope, detection, and torture, all set in the streets of Chinatown. And for the record (we'll spare you the gory details), there's not a damned thing funny about dying 'the laughing death.' A terrific novel by a highly underrated Black Mask author. Item #703

First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 317, [3]pp. Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with a single short tear at lower edge of the rear panel.

Price: $650.00

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