THE LISPING MAN. Frank Rawlings, G T. Fleming-Roberts.

THE LISPING MAN.

New York: Hercules Publishing Corp. [1944]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. This is based on the short novel "Calling the Ghost" in the pulp magazine THE GHOST, SUPER DETECTIVE (January, 1940) which was the first appearance of the Ghost, magician detective George Chance. In the book versions revised by Fleming-Roberts the hero pulp trappings were abandoned with George Chance just being a magician with the detecting as a hobby. First published in hardcover with the revisions by Gateway in 1942, it was revised again for this paperback publication. The author was reportedly not happy with either and used a pseudonym. Light wear to lower corners, small closed tear at lower left corner at spine, reading crease, spine leaned, a very good or slightly better copy. (24541). Item #24541

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