The Mysterious Bookshop

Carr, John Dickson - The Three Coffins

New York, Harper & Brothers, 1935.  Stated first edition.  A discussion of old-time traditions of the supernatural is interrupted by a stranger.  When one of the group then turns up a locked room! Notable for Gideon Fell's spoken dissertation on locked-room mystery conventions.  One of the best of the genre, from its acknowledged master.  Corners bumped, bookplate to front pastedown.  Vertical creasing to some pages, small stain to foredge. $75.00.


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