Item #25264 The Beckoning Lady. Margery Allingham.
Caution: Super-spivery ahead

The Beckoning Lady

London: Chatto and Windus, 1955. Very Good+ / Very Good. Item #25264

London: Chatto & Windus, 1955. First Edition. Octavo; publisher's simulated cloth in pictorial dust jacket signed in image by Philip Youngman Carter; [12],243pp. Unnecessary tape reinforcement along verso jacket extremities, a hint of shelf wear, else Very Good, eerie dust jacket by the author's husband still quite brilliant and sound.

A cosy mystery novel featuring Detective Chief Inspector Luke that promises "foul play, cross purposes, sharp practice, and super-spivery" (upper jacket flap). We don't really know what "super-spivery" is, but Luke is sure to put the kibosh on it.

Price: $85.00