The Sleeping Sphinx, Beagle Scented Murder and Death of a Doll

Dickson, John; Gruber, Frank; Lawrence, Hilda Carr

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B000JD0KB2 Good condition, hardback 1947, no marks, great cover, slt tore dj, readit!. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Detective Book Club, New York
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Carr, John Dickson and Frank Gruber and Hilda Lawrence
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John Dickson Carr, Frank Gruber, Hilda Lawrence
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Book Description Detective Book Club, 1947. Hard Cover. No Jacket. HBNO DJ, Beige Cloth, 1947 reprint, former owner name, minor CvR RUB, VG, AS-IS, NOJACKET. Seller Inventory # 5945

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Carr, John Dickson; Gruber, Frank; Lawrence, Hilda
Published by The Detective Book Club - Walter J. Black, Publisher, New York (1947)
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Book Description The Detective Book Club - Walter J. Black, Publisher, New York, 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Brown full-cloth boards, dk. brown spine titles, slight wear. Pages very good, clean. Dj moderate shelf wear, rub; protected in new clear sleeve. Classic jacket design and art depicting scenes from each story. Very attractive, well preserved. The Sleeping Sphinx, first published in 1947, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a near-supernatural whodunnit. Dr. Fell solves a terrifying mystery when someone or something has been moving the coffins around inside a sealed mausoleum. Some people think that Celia has inherited the family taint of hysteria, but it takes the combined efforts of Donald Holden and Gideon Fell to explain Margot's death and the moving coffins. Frank Gruber (1904-1969) was an enormously prolific author of pulp fiction. A stalwart contributor to Black Mask magazine. Here, is presented Beagle Scented Murder wherein a couple wise guys running a detective agency and not above "creating" a little business but soon become involved in a bloodcurdling hunt when a muder case lands in their laps. Finally, Hilda Lawrence's tale, "Death of a Doll" is presented. In the five years of its existence Hope House, a Home for Working Girls, had met and vanquished one emergency--a fire in a wastepaper basket. Then Ruth Miller moved in and was found, only a short while later, a limp and broken body in the courtyard. Monica Brady, the Head, and her assistant, Miss Angeline Small, met at midnight over hot chocolate and small cakes to decide what to do. The official verdict was "fell or jumped," and Ruth was a mousy girl with no friends to ask uncomfortable questions. They came to the conclusion that the scandal would shortly die down. But it turned out that Ruth did have a friend, whom no one--certainly not her murderer--had bargained for, and she was determined to see justice done. 207, 128, and 224 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 007103

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