Murder in Five Columns
Price: 68.00 USD
NY: Mystery House, 1944. Salmon-colored cloth lettered in dark brown; 288 pps. "A smartly paced and delightfully written mystery novel of New York" (according to the jacket blurb) in which Vicki Gaines, beautiful, impulsive young advertising agent requests the help of a well-known radio commentator to find her missing boyfriend. The only clue---a flower box containing half a million in cash, some coded papers and a knife still damp with blood. Very good, some staining to the preliminary page which provides the plot summary, also some staining to the rear endpapers and the final leaf (prev. own. name front pastedown) In the vintage dust jacket which is bright and crisp with very shallow wear at the spine ends. Original $2.00 price intact on front flap. Very Good.