THE POISONED CHOCOLATES CASE

Berkeley, Anthony

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Place Published: Garden City
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. / The Crime Club, Inc.
Date Published: 1929
Edition: First American Edition
Book Id: 2824

Description

First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [x],299,[3]pp. Faint suggestion of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine, and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), showing minimal wear to extremities, a few tiny tears, and an old, circular splash mark to lower front panel, noticeable only on verso; Near Fine.

Comments

Attractive copy of this Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title and Berkeley's fifth novel featuring detective Roger Sherringham. A Crime Club offers to crack a case which has stumped Scotland Yard, involving an accidental death by poisoned chocolates intended for a member of the aristocracy. Hubin, p.32; Pronzini & Muller, pp.56-57.


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