New York: Dell Publishing Company, Circa 1940. Paperback. 190pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. The text block edges have the publisher's blue stain. Good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and creased, and the spine ends are a little chipped. The blue on the text block edges has faded. The text block is just starting to pull away from the rear cover. Browned pages. Item #36498
A Dell Mystery. Dell 251. Map Back. An Asey Mayo Murder Mystery. 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.