Having a Wonderful Crime

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Author: Rice, Craig (PSEUD Georgiana Ann Randolph Walker Craig) [1908-1957]

Year: 1943

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Place: New York


314 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's black cloth with yellow lettering to spine in original publisher's pictorial jacket. First edition.

When Jake Justus and his beauteous wife Helene arrive in New York for a vacation, very strange things are likely to happen. And do happen. Especially when Jake spends many mysterious hours locked in his room, and Helene finally sends an SOS to John J Malone. The impact of this trio on Manhattan is terrific. The highlights are, briefly: A decapitated bride who nevertheless sends cherry postcards from Niagara Falls. An Embezzling lawyer who wants Malone to prove that the bride is innocent of her own murder. An escort bureau with a profitable sideline in blackmail. A disappearing bridegroom with an inexplicable yen for the Staten Island ferry.


Previous owner's name to front end paper, points gently rubbed. Jacket sunned, some light edge wear with closed edge tears, spine ends lightly chipped else a very good copy in about a very good jacket.

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