The First Dagger (inscribed to Metropolitan Opera star Giovanni Martinelli)
Price: 40.00 USD
New York: Scribners, 1947. Firts edition. WARMLY INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "For Giovanni Martinelli/ With the best wishes and admiration of the author/ Sincerely/ Dorothy Quick/ 1947". (Martinelli was a star of the Metroplitan Opera for nearly four decades in the first half of the 20th century). Hardcover. Murder mystery set in Boston in which a young doctor's wife aids the police in solving the mystery of the stabbing death of a woman at a dinner party. Near fine, a bit toned about the egdes and spine. In the original vintage dust jacket , very good or a bit better. First edition. Near Fine.