Philip Macdonald's exercise in detection
Reprint, hardback bound in the original orange cloth with printed titling to spine. 18.5 × 12.5cm, 251pp + ads.
The Maze, first published in 1932, is Philip MacDonald’s contribution to the conception of the totally logical puzzle – an exercise in ratiocination, as Poe called it – which so preoccupied detective story writers in the ‘Golden Age’ of the 1920s and ’30s. Written in the form of a court transcript, it is the ultimate puzzle novel, an absolutely fair test of the reader’s ability as a detective...
A reading copy only. The boards are marked and a little warped, and the book is ex-circulating library with stamps and label remnants to the front pastedown and ffep. The text remains perfectly readable but it's quite a scruffy copy.