Duff, Beldon (pseud. of Ethel Sharp)

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Price: $650.00

Place Published: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. / The Crime Club
Date Published: 1929
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 3528


First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [6],285,[5]pp. Spine ends gently nudged, pinpoint wear to corners, with some faint hand-soil to covers; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with a single tiny tear to upper front panel, else a bright, Fine example.


First of the author's two pseudonymously-written mystery novels. "A beautiful New York society girl, a European adventuress, a nobleman seeking to win back his honor, a hard-boiled detective, a suave British Secret Service man, and "The Scorpion" a super-criminal as grim as Dr. Fu Manchu, engage in a furious chase for a priceless pearl necklace" through East Side, West Side, Park Avenue, and gangsterland. OCLC locates 12 copies, of these, 9 in the U.S. Hubin, p.128.

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