The Doomsters - John Ross MacdonaldLondon: Cassell & Co., 1958, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. . A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.
From the cover: “When Archer opened the door to the tall young man who was afraid of the light, he was letting the Doomsters in.
Who were the Doomsters ? Carl certainly knew them — that was why Archer found him on the doorstep in a bad state of exhaustion and desperately in need of help. Zinnie knew them, though you wouldn’t expect her to be haunted by memories — or conscience; Zinnie was pseudo-Hollywood, expensive and not very new, but a nice machine for all that. Mildred certainly knew them and that was more understandable, with her grave innocence and the loneliness that made her seem vulnerable. And Dr. Grantland had his fill of them — he was a good doctor suffering from a bad case of lack of integrity. There was the red-headed woman, too, who drank time under the table; she knew them. But Archer didn’t, until he got talked into helping Carl, and found himself always a lap behind the next murder.
It is two years since Macdonald produced his last thriller; the time has been well spent — this one is vintage stuff.”