The False Purple.
Price: 55.00 USD
New York: The Mystery League, Inc. Publishers, 1932. Octavo. 287, pp. Original pictorial dust-jacket over black cloth, with green-stamped lettering on front cover and spine. Decorative endpapers. Printer's device on title-page. Fascinating tale of an international criminal who endeavored to trick an entire continent and gain a fabulous fortune. Charles Zuberra, master twister, polished, educated, daring, a lone wolf whose most recent exploit had gained him $200,000 in Berlin, yet Scotland Yard could not arrest him. Cruel and ruthless, yet fascinating to women, his reputation was known on both sides of the Atlantic, and his lavish spending enabled him to satisfy every wish--until he matched wits with Inspector Lomax of the Yard. Some age wear on jacket with head and tail of spine cocked and corners slightly chipped. Upper edge of back cover partly chipped. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Dust-jacket in overall good-, binding and interior in very good condition. First edition. vg.