Hardback with red boards, published by Geoffrey Bles. First edition, 1954.
Where there’s a Will there’s usually a murder—in detective stories, at least—and that was certainly true of the Will of Robert Thwaite, one of the wealthiest men in the country. It takes all the ingenuity of Superintendent Jimmy Waghorn, with help from amateur detective Dr Lancelot Priestley, to unravel the mystery.
John Rhode was a pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street (1884-1964), who also wrote under the names of Miles Burton, Cecil Waye, and FOO (Forward Observation Officer). He published over 70 novels as John Rhode and over 100 altogether.
Hardback in dust jacket. Jacket is unclipped but has several tears and creases, as photographed. On close inspection the book appears to be ex-library, but it has very few of the usual stamps and marks. Internally the book is sunned and has a few pencil marks on the front endpaper, plus a mark in pen on the copyright page. The binding is sound.
A first edition from this popular author in very good condition for its age.