The Mysterious Bookshop

Candy, Edward - Bones of Contention

Garden City, Doubleday/Crime Club, 1983. Originally published 1954. Usually the museum of Pathological Conditions in Childhood order the skeletons they receive, but when one arrives unbidden, in a steamer trunk, it's a mystery of  everyone including the museum's head, Mr. Murivance.  When he dies days later, suspicion falls on his heir, Dr. Miles Latimer.  Near fine in vg+ dust jacket, the latter showing wear to extremities and chipping to spine ends. $10.00.


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