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GARDNER, Erle Stanley.

The Case of the Crooked Candle.

Published: New York: William Morrow and Company, 1944

Stock code: 106918

Price: £225

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First edition, first printing. The twenty-fourth Perry Mason novel. “The details of the boat grounded at low tide with a corpse in the cabin are superbly handled, and the rest of the story – motives and characters – is both believable and reasonably straightforward… It is an absolutely first-rate job” (Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime). An excellent copy in the eye-catching (and wonderfully suggestive) dust jacket.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black and blue (on a black ground). With the dust jacket. Short closed-tear to back panel of jacket neatly repaired, nicks and chips to extremities of spine.

Bibliography: Hubin p. 158.

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