Edition: 2nd edition..
London: Mills & Boon, Limited, (1926). Hardcover - An early thriller by this prolific and popular author in the years between the wars. A review of one of his books described them as "Sheer melodrama . . . no end of excitement--cumulative excitement, with thrill following thrill, clear to the end of the last page. It didn't happen, of course not. And it just never could happen. And it isn't literature--not even a forty-second cousin to literature,. . But, all the same, once in a blue moon, we need to be jostled out of the work-a-day rut into complete forgetfulness of US and our small concerns. You'll smile at the book while you read it--but just try putting it down unfinished. It's by Sinclair Gluck." This book of stolen jewels lives up to that hype -within just the first few pages, there are already a murder, an attempt to frame the hero, a car chase and fatal accident - and that is all while still in upstate New York, before taking off for China. 288 pp plus 16 pp of publisher's ads.
Condition: Very good in pale green cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, no dust jacket..