OVERTURE TO DEATH. Ngaio Marsh.

OVERTURE TO DEATH.

New York: Lee Furman, Inc., [1939]. Octavo, [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 9-352, original dark blue cloth, spine stamped in light blue. First U. S. edition. A Detective Inspector Alleyn novel, mystery and murder in the Dorset countryside. "By the late 1930s, Marsh's reputation was secure as one of the great names-along with Christie, Sayers, and Allingham-in the Golden Age of detective fiction. The attractions of Marsh's work are well stated in a comment by the American writer Dorothy Cameron Disney: 'In her ironic and witty hands the mystery novel can be civilized literature...'" - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, p. 557. Hubin, p. 553. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 559-560. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone volume. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with mild rubbing to folds and spine ends, slight color fade to red ink at upper left front corner and spine, light wear to the corner tips. (25257). Item #25257

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