First Edition. Rare Hubin listed mystery by this once popular British writer. "England long ago nominated Anthony Bathurst as the logical successor of the immortal Sherlock Holmes". Mystery of three similar murders. Uncommon dustjacket was retained to this book by use of staples at top and lower covers. The staples, since removed, have left small 'staple' holes at top and lower edge of covers, else Very Good in a near Very Good dustjacket with rubbing and wear, small chip at mid-rear panel, signs of having been stapled at flaps.