Spine has some chipping at top and bottom and has separated from ffep. Corners bumped, some edge wear along with a couple creases to covers. Foxing. Author's biography page at back of book was torn out and a chunk is missing.
Published in England as 'The Black Spectacles.'
"When a detective falls in love with a beautiful dame who is supposed to be poisoning people-it's not good! And when he discovers that the man she is going to marry isn't doing anything to help save her beautiful neck-it's worse! But Inspector Elliot had an ace in the hole, that even her hot-headed fiancé didn't expect. When the going got too rough, he called in irascible Dr. Gideon Fell, the man who never fails to crack a joke at the wrong time or to get his man at the right time."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall