The Mysterious Bookshop

James M. Cain - The Institute

New York, Mason Charter, 1976.  Stated first edition.  Near Fine in NF DJ, which has slight wear to the corners and spine ends and is price clipped.  The last novel Cain published in his lifetime.  Trying to raise money for a nonprofit, Lloyd Palmer enlists the help of a shady character--and promptly falls into an affair with his wife!  Compared to that, what's being called before a Senate subcommittee?  $30.00.


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