DEATH IN A LITTLE TOWN. Garden City: Published for The Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. A scarce Doubleday Crime Club member's edition, bound in red cloth instead of the usual black cloth and with dust jacket which has no price and has the words Member's Edition included in front panel lettering. Subscribers to The Crime Club received their copies in the mail before the book went on sale in the stores. "For a period of time Member's Editions were bound in red cloth and had different dust jackets." - Nehr, Doubleday Crime Club Compendium 1928-1991, p. xv. In the heyday of The Crime Club, which started in 1928, they had over 4,000 subscribers, two of which continued to receive books through the Club until 1953. (During World War II Doubleday did not accept new memberships but continued to supply new titles to all active subscribers). Lower corners gently bumped, spine panel a bit faded, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with closed tear and crease at upper edge of front panel and some mild shelf wear and rubbing. Member's editions are uncommon in the marketplace. (#126789).