128 pp. A vintage mystery originally published by William Morrow & Co., this copy is an unabridged edition published by Century Publications during World War II using "wartime regulations for saving paper." Copy is curved along edge of spine, some edgewear, 1/2" chip at spine bottom. Text has small dampstain at bottom corner. Pages are yellowed, but clean and unmarked.
"'Hell,' said Robin Bishop, who had been a reporter before he became a detective. Robin was trying to find some heirs for Hastings, the man found floating in the city reservoir. Three names and a corpse, some canceled checks and a faded photograph - these were all Robin had to go on, yet he knew that there was no truth in the coroner's verdict 'death was self-inflicted.' Then, 'Ask the man you plan to marry this question: 'What happened to Esther?'" said the note that Agnes Arnold's father found in her room after she vanished. And, where were the beneficiaries for the valuable insurance policies? Play Robin Bishop's hunches with him in this exciting detective-story discovery."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall