Author: John Phillips Marquand (1893-1960) signed
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Place: Boston and Toronto
+281+[3, blank] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") bound in original publisher's yellow cloth with black lettering to spine and black inverse lettering to cover in original pictorial jacket, all text block edges trimmed. Author's signed card tipped to front end paper. (A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone) First edition.
No Hero (later published as Your Turn, Mr Moto and Mr Moto Takes a Hand) is a 1935 spy novel by John P. Marquand and the debut novel in the Mr. Moto series. The story was first serialized in the Saturday Evening Post.
A down-on-his luck American airman...a beautiful international adventuress...a mysterious Chinese courier...a scrap of paper worth many lives and the peace of the entire world...and a jigsaw pattern of treachery and sudden death that had been expertly designed to deceive and destroy. Enter the inimitable Mr. Moto, the only one who could hope to decipher and defuse the situation. Casey Lee, the airman, would never forget this extraordinary figure and the amazing feats he was capable of.
Author's signed card tipped to front end paper. Jacket with light edge wear else better than very good in like jacket.