Paperback published by Collins for the Crime Club in the ‘White Circle’ Pocket Editions series. Sixth impression, June 1939 (first published 1935).
A dense crowd surrounded the new Comet car, the sensation of the Motor Show at Olympia. Suddenly one of the eager spectators lurched forward and collapsed. Had he fainted? No, he was dead … though he had no disease, no visible wound, and no signs of poison. It was up to Dr Priestley to solve 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.
Paperback with creases and wear to covers, losses to spine as photographed, and considerable yellowing. No dust jacket. Pencil notations on half title page. The binding is intact, and the overall condition is very good for a paperback of this age.
This title has recently been reissued by Collins, but is rarely seen in older editions.