A corpse in a department store window offers a gruesome puzzle for Ellery Queen. The windows of French's department store are one of New York's great attractions. Year-round, their displays show off the finest in fashion, art, and home daecor, and tourists and locals alike make a point of stopping to see what's on offer. One afternoon, as the ...
A corpse in a department store window offers a gruesome puzzle for Ellery Queen. The windows of French's department store are one of New York's great attractions. Year-round, their displays show off the finest in fashion, art, and home daecor, and tourists and locals alike make a point of stopping to see what's on offer. One afternoon, as the board debates a merger upstairs, a salesgirl begins a demonstration in one of the windows, showing off French's new Murphy bed. A crowd gathers to watch the bed lower from the wall after a single touch of a button. But as the bed opens, people run screaming. Out tumbles a woman -- crumpled, bloody, and dead. The victim was Mrs. French, wife of the company president, and finding her killer will turn this esteemed store upside down. Only one detective has the soft touch necessary -- debonair intellectual Ellery Queen. As Queen and his police inspector father dig into French's secrets, they find their killer is more serious than any window shopper.
Good. 7th printing. No jacket. Bumped corners, soiling, rubbing, and wear on boards. Fraying along edges of spine. Pages are unmarked but brittle and toning. Light musty odor. Tulsa's best used bookstore. Located on South Mingo Road since 1991. No-hassle return policy if not completely satisfied.
Very Good binding. Good dust jacket. The dustjacket has shelfwear, and the front flap is beginning to separate from the front panel. There is a trace of toning to the endpapers, and a previous owner name on the verso of the front endpaper. The dustjacket has not been price-clipped and is now protected with a new mylar cover. The First Tower Books Edition. Very Good binding / Good dust jacket.
VG in VG jacket. Please note description below. Hardcvoer with textured red paper over boards and grey titles to spine and front, in brown. black and white thin illustrated jacket, 8vo. Tower Books reprint edition, 1947. xvi + 316p. VG to VG+/VG-to VG. Book has touches of loss to tips of corners of boards and of spine ends; pages well toned but clean and unmarked. Binding tight and square; boards sharp and clean. Jacket has edgewear all around with occasional short nicks (heavier to spine ends with small chips along upper spine edge above all titles and volume number); all internally tape-repaired and reinforced. Light rubbing otherwise with occasional touches of surface loss; central colors and titles all bright, strongly-colored and sharp. In Brodart. Not ex-lib.
Very Good in Fair jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Red boards have edgge wear paper has darkened, d.j. has chipping on edges and open tears on spine ends. and a split along front flap bend. d.j. by Ava Morgan. Murder among Manhattan socialites is as unexpected as it is brilliant.
Good. No dust jacket. First edition first printing of the 2nd novel in the Ellery Queen mystery series. Edge wear all the fabric on the corners is worn to the boards. There is a 1" long tear on the back edge of the spine. Spots of soiling on some of...
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