Front paste down and free end paper have matching 1 1/2" tears at the center of the top edge, likely caused by excess glue. Also a little glue made its way onto the back of this end paper and the front of the half-title page. Jacket is protected by clear protective wrap, which is glued to the boards, probably causing the problems listed above. Otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy.
"When a murder victim is found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur, New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Harvey Goldstein and his aide-de-camp, Sgt. John Bogdanovich, are called in immediately. Found with the body is a taunting note addressed to Goldstein, challenging him to solve the crime. Soon the two are facing solving a series of murders with no apparent connections and no apparent motives. The one element that they all have in common is that the murderer seems to be recreating some of the most famous murder scenes in mystery fiction. Egged on by a series of mocking notes from the murderer and aided by an old friend newly retired from Scotland Yard, Harvey Goldstein must use his encyclopedic knowledge of mystery fiction, along with his years of experience with the NYPD, to solve the most difficult case of his career."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall