Hang By Your Neck
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Date Published: Circa 1950
Book Id: 36501
222pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. The text block edges have the publisher's blue stain. Good. The covers are begining to detach at both ends, and they are mildly rubbed and creased. The paper at the head of the spine is heavily chipped. There is a short closed tear in the fore edge of the front cover. The edges of the text block are subtly damp stained. Browned pages.
A Dell Mystery. Dell 455. Map Back. A Peter Chambers Murder Mystery. Cover painting by Victor Kalin. The intricately rendered scene-of-the-crime representations on the back of the Dell Map Backs made them popular and collectible. Numerous well-known authors had their books reprinted as Dell Map Backs such as Rex Stout, David Dodge, Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett.