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Fletcher, J.S. - The Chestermarke Instinct

New York, Knopf, 1921. First edition. When a bank manager fails to return from a journey, his niece, the police, a fellow banker, a detective and an earl (!) all join together to learn the truth. Missing securities and jewelry worth over one hundred thousand pounds make theft a possible motive, but the missing man was known as a pillar of honesty.  Then murder rears its ugly head!  Wear to extremities and spine ends with slight bumping to corners. Endpapers foxed. Small area of apparent dampstaining to rear board. $17.50.


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