THE STINGAREE MURDERS by PLEASANTS, W. Shepard

THE STINGAREE MURDERS by PLEASANTS, W. Shepard < >

THE STINGAREE MURDERS

Edition: First printing

New York: Mystery League, 1932. Black lettered in light green, green on white decorated endpapers. pp 286, (1, ad), [1]. Light yellowing to page edges, green top page edges lightly sunned, else fine. Nice period jacket (art by Gene) has modest wear to spine ends, small creased tear to front panel, near fine otherwise. "Surrounded by the vast, steaming marshes of Louisiana, whose shore lines were a growth of weeds and coarse grass, a veritable quicksand, the crippled houseboat Terrapin drifted aimlessly over Lost Ship Reef, completely cut off from the mainland by the treacherous blow that Murder had delivered to one of the distinguished guests aboard. The gay trip, designed as a brief vacation for Governor Lacroix of Louisiana by Leonard Reade, well known publisher and sportsman, and including eleven guests, from the very start, had been under the disturbing menace of the threats against Lacroix's life by the vicious 'Stingaree,' whose recent raids had terrified the entire State - and now the dreaded mysterious marauder had struck." - jacket. Somewhat ingenious murders, but a rather racist text. Author's only novel. He may have been from Louisiana as he co-authored a New Orleans company history.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 42679
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