Pocket Books nr. 207, 275 pp. Stiff covers, minor edge wear, some soiling and a little creasing to covers. Interior clean and unmarked, as typical for war-time Pocket books. A nice copy.
"When the Lofton Round the World Tour arrives in London, it is immediately obvious that someone is trying to whittle down the passenger list. A globe-trotting pleasure cruise is about to become a nightmare of death. In a typical British atmosphere of heavy fog, Hugh Morris Drake, a Detroit automobile tycoon, is found murdered in his bed. This first killing baffles the experts at Scotland Yard, including the renowned Chief Inspector Duff. His counterparts on the French Riviera, in Calcutta, San Remo, and Yokohama are equally unlucky in solving the murders which follow.
"But when the touring party reaches the Hawaiian Islands, the elusive transcontinental killer finally meets his match - Inspector Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police. When Duff is shot in the back in Chan's own office, the time comes for the master to apply his inimitable methods to the case."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall