126 pp. A vintage mystery originally published by William Morrow & Company in 1936. This edition published as one of the Bestseller Mystery series (# B45) during World War II. Note on the copyright page indicates that with permission of the author, this edition has been "cut to speed up the story." Some curving at spine edge, front cover soiled, some edgewear as well as shallow chipping along side. Edge has apparently been exposed to moisture at some point. Price on cover is 25 cents. Back page has ad for "Mercury Mysteries."
"A cozy late evening party, a cocktail or two. . . and a nasty murder. So begins the baffling case of the killing of Felix Haye. Five people had a motive, but not one had the opportunity to poison the drinks-and poisoned they were. Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters clamors for clues from Egyptian mummies and clever clerks while Sir Henry Merrivale silently spots the legerdemain, and it's sure to be old Sir Henry who pulls out the missing pieces from this puzzling package of Death in Five Boxes."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall