The Mysterious Bookshop

Gilbert, Michael - Close Quarters

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1947. First edition. Author's first book, which launched him on a prolific and acclaimed career. Introduces Inspector Hazelrigg, who must interrupt his holiday to ascertain whether an accidental death really was an accident. A nice copy with a bit of staining to spine, name to front endpaper, and small open tears to price clipped DJ. $200.00.