Long, Amelia Reynolds Murder By Magic
New York Green Dragon 1947 Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Fair with no dust jacket
Green Dragon Books Nr 31, 168 pp. Spine slanted, creased, covers show scuffing, edge wear, chipping. Pages tanned with some dampstains, but text is clear and unmarked. Reading copy.
"Even before murder struck down Basil Craven, the Craven household was beset by strange phenomena. Mrs. Craven was engaging in nightly collequies with a spirit voice unsupported by any earthly body. Hassan Bey, a self-styled mystic, reposed in a closed coffin at the bottom of a filled swimming pool, where he had guaranteed to remain for twenty-four hours without harmful results.
"During that time, Craven was stabbed to death in the library - a room from which his murderer could not conceivably escape and yet which was empty save for the corpse.
"And Stephen Carter found he himself was resorting to magic to solve what was, in every sense of the word, his most impossible case. "; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall