The Mystery of the Fiddling Cracksman

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Author: Harry Stephen Keeler (1890-1967)

Year: 1934

Publisher: IE.P. Dutton

Place: New York


317 pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's orange cloth with black lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition.

Wild, fantastic, yet overwhelmingly logical, this yarn could come only from Chicago's own Sherlock Holmes and that favorite of American mystery fans, Harry Stephen Keeler. Here he gives us a brand-new webwork of mysteries - a cracksman who uses not dynamite, but a violin; a second-hand safe with amazing secrets inside; a volcanic island in the Pacific; a fantastic kingdom in Europe; and a pair of lovers caught in the very center of this whirlwind of danger and detection. As usual, this breathless yarn is filled with facts and incidents undreamed of in the usual mystery story. Keeler fans will find it a special treat.


Cloth slightly soiled, previous owner's name to front pastedown, corner gently bumped. Jacket spine ends chipped, edges chipped with some closed tears, corners chipped else very good in like jacket.

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