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Coxe, George Harmon - The Groom Lay Dead

New York, Knopf, 1944.  Stated first edition.  In the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, a former Marine marries a rich girl instead of his long-standing fiancee.  Adding a charismatic and crooked cult leader to the mix invites trouble.  Slight staining to rear boards. Pages 29 and 31 wrinkled and creased with small closed tears. $10.00.