The Corpse was No Lady - Nigel MorlandLondon: Sampson Low, 1950, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper frayed with loss at the spine ends and corners. Tanning to the blanks. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Nobody expected to find the slaughtered corpse of an elderly woman floating in from the sea with daffodils at her feet, sole occupant of a dinghy; it happened to Mark Patterson, ace radio reporter, while on holiday in Jersey. This leads straight back to London and the problem of Komstock, the vanished robber, and his stolen million. That enchanting person, Chief-Inspector Andy McMurdo, is naturally called in, to land in his weirdest case. This is the story of a chase, danger, and sudden death. Crammed with action, the story is dominated by the puzzling problem of “Where is Komstock?” — His hiding place is surely the most extraordinary ever devised in crime fiction. The Corpse Was No Lady is full of the sly humour, vigorous characterisation and omniscience which distinguish a vintage Morland yarn, for he does it again in the traditional Morland manner.”