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Gillmore, Rufus - The Alster Case

New York, D. Appleton, 1914. First edition. In this dark comic crime classic, Swan hates his job at Avery, Avery, and Avery and so jumps at the chance to be executor of the estate of Miss Alster.  Finding the killer? Now, that's another story.  Sticker and inkstamp to front endpaper. Binding a bit loose to front of book. $27.50.


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