New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Publisher's decorative green cloth. Gilt lettering to front and spine. Corners and spine ends bumped and scuffed; mild soil and wear to boards. Ownership signature to ffep. Light foxing and occasional touches of soil throughout. Very good plus overall. Very good +. Item #23068
Detective novel by a pioneer of the genre, whose work gained a following a decade before Arthur Conan Doyle. The third of three mysteries featuring Amelia Butterworth, an assistant investigator of the later Agatha Christie type.