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Blake, Nicholas - The Beast Must Die

London, Collins Crime Club, 1938. First edition.  The fourth Strangeways novel, in which a novelist's young son is struck down by a hit-and-run driver.  The novelist vows to track down the culprit and confides his plan to his diary.  When the driver is later killed the novelist insists upon his innocence, and Strangeways is called in.  Wear to extremities, spine slightly cocked, bookplate to front pastedown.  $200.00.