Gollancz, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First
A Bobby Owen mystery. "Commander Bobby Owen of the Yard is on his way to visit Willoughby Wynne, concerning a gang of thieves operating in the immediate rural neighbourhood. But when murder comes, amid the loganberry bushes, it is a suspected blackmailer, not gangster, who is found strangled. Mr Wynne demands to be considered a suspect himself, but the list isn’t short. It seems more than one person in the district has been living a double life, one they are anxious to protect. And among the petty feuds, petty criminals and respectable gentry, a criminal mastermind is moving anonymously, pulling strings. Bobby will need a very large pair of shears to cut them this time. Dark is the Clue is the thirty-third novel in the Bobby Owen Mystery series." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 223 pages. There is an old ink stamp on the first endpaper. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Dust Jacket has numerous chips & tears as well as some rubbing and shelf wear. Dust Jacket un-clipped. The only sign the book was ex-library, is one stamp on the first end paper.There is no sign of a pocket or it's removal. DJ. has some chips, bumps and small tears. Especially at the top and bottom of the spine. Also on the corners. There is some age spotting to the exterior of the text block.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Crime Fiction; Britain/UK; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 008451.