THE UNCONSCIOUS WITNESS; DEATH ON THE AISLE; LADY KILLER.
Edition: Original book club edition.
New York: Detective Book Club, (1942) dj. Hardcover first edition - An omnibus edition containing three complete mystery novels - "The Unconscious Witness" by R. Austin Freeman, a Thorndyke mystery published in the UK as "Mr. Polton Explains"; "Death on the Aisle" by Frances and Richard Lockridge, in which a wealthy backer of a Broadway play is found stabbed to death backstage and the Norths team up to help their friend Lieutenant Bill Wiegand solve the mystery; and finally "Lady Killer" by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, a study of an unwise marriage and of murder on a cruise ship. One of the pleasures of these omnibus volumes, which combine three very different works in one book, is the opportunity they create of discovering authors or novels which might be unknown to you. The pages appear to be acid free, and are still white and supple, unlike many books from this era. Each novel paginated individually - 303, 288, 275 pp. Back cover of dust jacket has an ad for the Detective Book Club.
Condition: Very good+ in beige cloth in a very good dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, some discoloration from the binding process on endpapers, with a faint "old book" musty odor, in a dustjacket with a few chips, some toning to the spine). A very hard to find vintage book club edition, especially in dust jacket.