Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930. Very Good / Very Good. Item #27270
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930. First Edition. Octavio; publisher's black cloth boards, red-lettered spine and cover (with logo) in pictorial dust jacket. 321pp. Light wear to cover but in Very Good condition, tear in the top right corner of upper flyleaf. Light spotting on title page. Internally clean and sound. Dust Jacket in Very Good condition with some rubbing and chips along margins and mid-spine panel.
From the prolific author of The Searchers  and The Unforgiven  comes a unique entry in his extensive body of work. A tale of murder and mystery set in a tropic locale. Trapped and isolated, six men and two women wait for the next (monthly) transport outbound. Tensions and jealousies flare, threatening to tear everyone apart until one of their own is found strangled, the head of an Indian doll lodged in his throat. Now the survivors have to figure out which among them is the murderer before they strike again!
Cover designed by the famed early 20th century Ukrainian illustrator Vladimir Bobri (Volodymyr Bobritskiy), best known for his illustrations for the Nero Wolfe mystery Too Many Cooks .
Alan Brown Le May (1899-1964) is known far and wide as a prolific author of Westerns and Hollywood screenplays, and occasionally as a film director and producer. Screenplays include Reap the Wind , The Walking Hills , Blackbeard, the Pirate , The Sundowners , and many others.