COTTAGE SINISTER. Q. pseudonym for Richard Wilson Webb Patrick, Martha Mott Kelley.


Philadelphia: Roland Swain Company, Publishers, 1931. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-279 [280-282: blank], original brown and black patterned cloth. First edition. The author's first mystery novel and the first using this pseudonym. "...a well crafted novel about a series of poisonings in a small English village." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers (4th ed.), p. 864. Hubin, p. 629. A touch of wear to spine ends and corner tips, a very good to nearly fine copy in a good dust jacket with rubbing and splits to the front flap fold, minor loss at corner tips, chipped and loss along head of spine panel affecting the authors name, wear with shallow loss at base of spine panel. Uncommon, especially in jacket. (24990). Item #24990

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