A London thriller from J M Walsh in rare original dustwrapper
First edition, ninth impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 18.5 × 11cm, 256pp.
From the publisher's summary, "The detective softly opened the door of Ashlin's office. Before the big safe a figure was kneeling. Slade thrust his revolver forward. "Hands up!" he snapped. The figure before the safe sprung up. The flash of a ring on one finger caught Slade's eye, and his gaze travelled down the hand. He gasped. It was a woman's hand. He was sure of that, though the figure was masked and a long cloak effectually concealed its form. So the leader of the gang that was terrorising London was a woman after all, but who...?"
The book is in very good condition for age, with foxing to the page edges and a previous owner's gift inscription to the ffep. The dustwrapper has edge wear and a little surface abrasion but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.