THE INFERNO. John Creasey.


New York: Walker and Company, [1965]. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. A Dr. Palfrey adventure. An evil genius uses the ability to control fire-setting cities ablaze, in an attempt to achieve world domination. The Dr. Palfrey stories are "...enjoyable if a little sensational. The later development of the Palfrey series into the science fiction field is most interesting-on the surface they might appear to be thrillers concerning evil attempts to plague the world into submission, but the underlying messages are frightful and prophetic." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 243-253. "It has been speculated that Dr Palfrey's secret organization, which is called Z5 and is staffed by men with near super powers, neatly bridges the gap between Doc Savage and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and probably inspired the latter." - SFE online. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a little soiling to back panel. (5415). Item #5415

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