Slippery Dick - Herbert AdamsLondon: Macdonald, 1954, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, nicked at the head of the spine and all corners. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block, more so to the top edge. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Never again, Roger Bennion promised his wife, would he let himself be mixed up in the investigation of murder. But it was with an easy conscience that he took on the case of Slippery Dick, for the successful jewel-thief known to the police by this odd nick-name sounded the last person in the criminal world to bring violence in his train. Yet scarcely had Roger begun to look around the Northumberland village of Brimpton — where Slippery Dick had been operating — than he found his own life to be in danger. And murder followed! Brimpton was far from being the peaceful little spot it outwardly suggested. An epidemic of poison-pen letters was creating an undercurrent of fear and suspicion, while Roger’s own troubles were increased by a hostess whose hospitality ran somewhat to excess. Herbert Adams, “that accomplished writer of crime stories “, draws these diverse threads together in his usual skilful and engaging manner, presenting a problem that will test the ingenuity of all fireside detectives.”