The Mysterious Bookshop

Towne, Stuart - Death Out of Thin Air

N.Y., Coward-McCann, 1941. First edition. Two novellas originally published in the pulp magazine Red Star Mystery in 1940. This is the first of two books by Clayton Rawson published using the Towne pseudonym (and the only one in hardcover) featuring magician detective Don Diavolo (The Scarlet Wizard). The front hinge is cracked and there are tape stains on the endpapers. A good to very good copy of a very scarce book. $100.00


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