Item #9629 "SKIN O' MY TOOTH." Baroness Orczy, "Emmuska"


His Memoirs, by his Confidential Clerk. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1928]. Original light blue cloth.

First Edition of this collection of twelve murder mysteries, featuring detective Patrick Mulligan (aka "Skin o' My Tooth"). In this volume, the Baroness is clearly trying the path blazed by Conan Doyle, as the cases are narrated not by the detective but by his "confidential clerk."

This is a very good-plus copy (spine slightly darkened, with minor rubbing at the extremities). Although the American edition's dust jacket appears with some frequency, this English edition's is very scarce (and is not present here). Queen p. 83. Item #9629

Price: $150.00