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Dean, Robert George - Layoff

New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First edition. Humphrey Whitaker had a lot of enemies.  He was an acerbic radio commentator, had a really annoying pet monkey, and was mean-spirited.  So naturally he turns up murdered.  Unfortunately for the murderer, Tony Hunter is vacationing in Florida and in fact is the one who discovered the body.  Binding not tight. Wear to DJ extremities with chipping and small open tears to spine ends and corners. $75.00.


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