Peril at the Spy Nest

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Author: Chase, Arthur Minturn (1873-1947)

Year: 1943

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company

Place: New York


222 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") in original red cloth binding with black lettering to spine and black pictorial key to front cover. A Red Badge Mystery. First edition.

Quite, elderly Mr Purdy was not looking for eeriness, but he got a severe shock when peering through the window of his unused and apparently deserted house, he discovered a man sprawled on the floor--dead. Immediately this unassuming gentleman is caught in a web of mystery and intrigue. His promise to an FBI man to keep quiet about the body caused local police trouble when both corpse and investigator disappeared. His attempt to shield his seemingly guilty son-in-law had alarming effects. Finally his insatiable curiosity led Mr Purdy to a German spy nest from which he escaped only by the skin of his teeth. Arthur Chase has written an up-to-the-minute mystery that moves rapidly and ends with a jolt reckoned to jar the most blase reader.


spine heal and front hinge edge slightly faded, glue stain to back paste down, number at the head back gutter. Jacket with 1" x 3/4" at front head chipped, spine ends chipped, rubbing to hinges and edges with some closed tears, price clipped else about a very good copy in a good to very good jacket.

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