The Mysterious Bookshop

Erle Stanley Gardner - The Case of the Careless Kitten

New York, William Morrow, 1942.  First edition with no additional printings listed. Both hinges well started.  Slight wear to extremities. Small bookseller's inkstamp to front free endpaper.  What kind of monster would poison a kitten?  Could it be Helen Kendal's uncle Franklin, missing and presumed dead these past ten years?  $17.50.